octobass

noun

oc·​to·​bass
ˈäktəˌbās
: a huge contrabass having three strings stopped by finger keys and pedals

Word History

Etymology

French octobasse, octabasse, from octa- + basse bass, contrabass, from feminine of bas low, of little height

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“Octobass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octobass. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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