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Borrowed from Italian basso continuo (literally continuous bass).

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basso continuo (usually uncountable, plural basso continuos)

  1. (music) The continuous realization of harmony throughout a musical piece, usually by a harpsichord and/or cello, typical of the Baroque period. Abbreviation: bc.
    Synonyms: bc, continuo

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