noun oc·to·bass \ˈäktəˌbās\

Definition of octobass

  1. :  a huge contrabass having three strings stopped by finger keys and pedals

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Origin and Etymology of octobass

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

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capable of being understood in two ways

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