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a person who sings bass; a bass.
Historical Examples

bassi’no (Count), the “perjured husband of Aurelia” slain by Alonzo.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

His name was bassi, and like myself he had given up the priesthood.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

This rite is named bassi Bibha (not new marriage), all the ceremonials being conducted by the females.
The Hindoos as they Are Shib Chunder Bose

To these he added many more of bassi relievi, and of ancient statues.
The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 3 (of 6) Luigi Antonio Lanzi

They track him to his house, and while the bridal party are absent, they enter in company with bassi and conceal themselves.
The Standard Light Operas George Upton

There is a fountain in the midst, surrounded with bassi relievi much disfigured.
Pencillings by the Way N. Parker Willis

Perhaps nephew bassi would have liked some of the good things that were heaped on nephew Riario.
A Decade of Italian Women, vol. I (of 2) T. Adolphus Trollope

bassi was kind enough not to press me to take part in this banquet, and I felt obliged to him.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

bassi brought his story to an end by saying that he was going to Venice for the carnival, and was sure of making a lot of money.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

I sat down at table between bassi’s wife and daughter, leaving the Alsatian to her lover.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

noun (pl) -sos, -si (-sɪ)
(esp in operatic or solo singing) a singer with a bass voice

in various musical terms borrowed from Italian, “bass, a bass voice,” from Italian basso, from Late Latin bassus (see bass (adj.)).


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