Definition of continuo noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

continuo

 noun
noun
NAmE//kənˈtɪnyuoʊ//
 
[uncountable](from Italian)(music)
 
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a musical part played to accompany another instrument, in which a line of low notes is shown with figures to represent the higher notes to be played above them a trio for two violins and continuo
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