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contrabass

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noun con·tra·bass \ˈkän-trə-ˌbās\

Definition of contrabass

contrabassist

play \ˈkän-trə-ˌbā-sist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of contrabass

Italian contrabbasso, from contra- + basso bass


First Known Use: 1761


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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

1834

First Known Use of contrabass

1834


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