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contrabass

play
noun con·tra·bass \ˈkän-trə-ˌbās\

Definition of contrabass

contrabassist play \-ˌbā-sist\ noun


Origin of contrabass

Italian contrabbasso, from contra- + basso bass


First Known Use: 1813


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contrabass

adjective con·tra·bass

Definition of contrabass

  1. :  pitched lower than a bass instrument of the same type <a contrabass clarinet>




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