Basso profundo



a singer with a bass voice of the lowest range.
Contemporary Examples

Dmitri had been a basso profundo singer, and to this day retains a commanding voice as well as a keen ear.
Reading Nabokov to Nabokov Lila Azam Zanganeh February 28, 2012

Historical Examples

The basso profundo with the keys stood frowning at the paper Singleton had presented.
The Messenger Elizabeth Robins

The same general elements enter into the composition of all voices, from the basso profundo to the high soprano.
Resonance in Singing and Speaking Thomas Fillebrown

Caleb fired off his revolver, and Turk bayed his basso profundo full-cry Fox salute.
Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton

These basso profundo sounds, if one could formulate them into words at all, seemed more like “Disgusting fool!”
The Imitator Percival Pollard

Once he was a famous basso profundo, but now his voice was high and thin, and seemed already fraught with faint aerial music.
The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie

noun (pl) -dos
(esp in operatic solo singing) a singer with a very deep bass voice

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