||Basso continuo[It., bass continued.] (Mus.) A bass part written out continuously, while the other parts of the harmony are indicated by figures attached to the bass; continued bass.

(Bas"sock) n. A hassock. See 2d Bass, 2.

(Bas*soon") n. [F. basson, fr. basse bass; or perh. fr. bas son low sound. See Bass a part in music. ] (Mus.) A wind instrument of the double reed kind, furnished with holes, which are stopped by the fingers, and by keys, as in flutes. It forms the natural bass to the oboe, clarinet, etc.

Its compass comprehends three octaves. For convenience of carriage it is divided into two parts; whence it is also called a fagot.

(Bas*soon"ist), n. A performer on the bassoon. Busby.

(||Bas"so-ri*lie"vo Bas"so-re*lie"vo) n. [It. basso-rilievo.] Same as Bas- relief.

Bassa to Bateau

(Bas"sa Bas*saw") n. See Bashaw.

Bass drum
(Bass` drum") (Mus.) The largest of the different kinds of drums, having two heads, and emitting a deep, grave sound. See Bass, a.

(Bas"set) (bas"set or bas*set"), n. [F. bassette, fr. It. bassetta. Cf. Basso.] A game at cards, resembling the modern faro, said to have been invented at Venice.

Some dress, some dance, some play, not to forget
Your piquet parties, and your dear basset.

(Bas"set) a. [Cf. OF. basset somewhat low, dim. of bas low.] (Geol.) Inclined upward; as, the basset edge of strata. Lyell.

(Bas"set), n. (Geol.) The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop.

(Bas"set), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Basseted; p. pr. & vb. n. Basseting.] (Geol.) To incline upward so as to appear at the surface; to crop out; as, a vein of coal bassets.

Basset horn
(Bas"set horn`) [See Basset, a.] (Mus.) An instrument blown with a reed, and resembling a clarinet, but of much greater compass, embracing nearly four octaves.

Basset hound
(Bas"set hound`) [F. basset.] (Zoöl.) A small kind of hound with a long body and short legs, used as an earth dog.

(Bas"set*ing), n. The upward direction of a vein in a mine; the emergence of a stratum at the surface.

(||Bas*set"to) n. [It., adj., somewhat low; n., counter tenor. See Basso.] (Mus.) A tenor or small bass viol.

Bass horn
(Bass" horn") (Mus.) A modification of the bassoon, much deeper in tone.

(Bas"si*net) n. [Cf. F. bassinet, dim. of bassin. See Basin, and cf. Bascinet.]

1. A wicker basket, with a covering or hood over one end, in which young children are placed as in a cradle.

2. See Bascinet. Lord Lytton.

(||Bas"so) n. [It., fr. LL. bassus. See Base, a.] (Mus.) (a) The bass or lowest part; as, to sing basso. (b) One who sings the lowest part. (c) The double bass, or contrabasso.

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