Meaning of basso cantante

bas•so can•tan•te

Pronunciation: (bas'ō kun-tän'tē, -tā, bä'sōIt.bäs'sô kän-tän'te), [key]
— pl. bas•si can•tan•ti
  1. a bass voice with an upper range that is more developed than that of the basso profundo.
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