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1contrabass

noun con·tra·bass \ˈkän-trə-ˌbās\

Definition of CONTRABASS

con·tra·bass·ist \-ˌbā-sist\ noun

Origin of CONTRABASS

Italian contrabbasso, from contra- + basso bass
First Known Use: 1813

2contrabass

adjective

Definition of CONTRABASS

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

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