acoustic bass

noun (1)

Definition of acoustic bass

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 Acoustic Bass : a 32′ and 64′ organ stop whose notes are obtained by the production of difference tones by smaller pipes

called also Harmonic Bass, Resultant Bass

2 or less commonly acoustic bass guitar : a hollow-bodied bass guitar somewhat larger than an ordinary guitar

acoustic bass

noun (2)

Definition of acoustic bass (Entry 2 of 2)

: an organ register of 32′ pitch or 64′ pitch obtained by the production of resultant tones by smaller pipes — compare combination tone

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First Known Use of acoustic bass

Noun (1)

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Acoustic bass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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