Contre Gambe

Con·​tre Gambe | \ kōⁿ‧trəgääⁿb, ˈkän‧trəˌgam(b) \
plural -s

Definition of Contre Gambe

: an organ flue stop of 16′ pitch or 32′ pitch with a string tone

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History and Etymology for Contre Gambe

French contre-gambe, from contre- counter- + gambe viola da gamba, short for viole de gambe, partial translation, partial alteration of Italian viola da gamba

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“Contre Gambe.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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