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figured bass definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played [syn: figured bass, basso continuo, continuo, thorough bass]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1801 continuo

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Figured Fig"ured, a. 1. Adorned with figures; marked with figures; as, figured muslin. 2. Not literal; figurative. [Obs.] --Locke. 3. (Mus.) (a) Free and florid; as, a figured descant. See Figurate, 3. (b) Indicated or noted by figures. Figured bass. See Continued bass, under Continued.



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