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basso profundo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n basso profundo a very deep bass voice
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Usage

In literature:

Disdainful of my mirth he merely muttered his basso-profundo thankfulness that we had not found her anywhere about there.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
I wonder if there are any such beings nowadays as the great Eliphalet, with his large features and conversational basso profundo, seemed to me.
"The Poet at the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Caleb fired off his revolver, and Turk bayed his basso profundo full-cry Fox salute.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Disdainful of my mirth he merely muttered his basso-profundo thankfulness that we had not found her anywhere about there.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
There was the uproar to be expected of a basso-profundo banshee in pain.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
The basso profundo with the keys stood frowning at the paper Singleton had presented.
"The Messenger" by Elizabeth Robins
Once he was a famous Basso Profundo, but now his voice was high and thin, and seemed already fraught with faint aerial music.
"The Passionate Elopement" by Compton Mackenzie
He returned to the basso profundo.
"The Crime and the Criminal" by Richard Marsh
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In poetry:

Shipped, in the fulness of time, across to the other shore,
Heard a deep hum in the distance, the basso profundo of war,
Fretted to get to the business, chafed for the firing line;
Forward, with throbbing pulses, like pilgrims who near their shrine;
"The Lads of the Maple Leaf" by Jessie Pope

In news:

"Überwhite," he rumbled, in a thickly accented basso profundo.
Morningbell (Gainesville) – You Think I Don't Know (But I Know Basso Profundo, 2011).
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