first bass

noun

Definition of first bass

: the principal double bass player of an orchestra

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First Known Use of first bass

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“First bass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20bass. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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