noun con·trebasse \kōⁿ‧trəbääs, ˈkän‧trəˌbās\

Definition of contrebasse

  1. 1 :  double bass

  2. 2 Contrebasse plural Contrebasses :  an organ pedal stop of 16′ pitch resembling the double bass —called also Violone

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Origin and Etymology of contrebasse

French contrebasse, literally, contrabass, from Middle French, from Old Italian contrabasso — more at contrabass

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