Contre Gambe

noun

Con·​tre Gambe
kōⁿ‧trəgääⁿb,
ˈkän‧trəˌgam(b)
plural -s
: an organ flue stop of 16′ pitch or 32′ pitch with a string tone

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Contre%20Gambe. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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