What does basso profundo mean?

Definitions for basso profundo
ˈbæs oʊ prəˈfʌn doʊ, -ˈfʊn-, ˈbɑ soʊ; ˈbæs i prəˈfʌn di, -ˈfʊn-, ˈbɑ sibas·so pro·fun·do

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  1. basso profundonoun

    a very deep bass voice


  1. basso profundo

    Basso profondo (Italian: "deep bass"), sometimes basso profundo, contrabass or oktavist, is the lowest bass voice type. While The New Grove Dictionary of Opera defines a typical bass as having a range that is limited to the second E below middle C (E2), operatic bassi profondi can be called on to sing low C (C2), as in the role of Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier. Often choral composers make use of lower notes, such as G1 or even F1; in such rare cases the choir relies on exceptionally deep-ranged bassi profondi termed oktavists or octavists, who sometimes sing an octave below the bass part. Bass singer Tim Storms holds the Guinness World Record for the "lowest note produced by a human".


  1. basso profundo

    Basso profundo, often referred to as a 'bass in the profound', is a type of extremely low bass voice. It is often used in opera and classical music to refer to a voice that can reach the lowest registers, typically around E1, and is characterized by its deep, rich, resonant quality. Basso profundo is Italian for "profound bass."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of basso profundo in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of basso profundo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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