string bass

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The shock wave hammers through sandy soil, soft rock, and landfill like the deepest notes on a big string bass. Jerry Thompson, Discover Magazine, 12 Mar. 2012 Aesop on string bass, Sinatra on piano and serving as emcee. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 July 2022 Bottesini stretches the string bass to its limit in this Romantic-era concerto — so much so that Hanna plays it on a smaller, leaner instrument once owned by conductor Serge Koussevitzky, on loan for these performances. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022 Like his sisters, Pete Docter, of Piedmont, Calif., trained early in classical music — first the violin, then string bass. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, 2 June 2021 His mother played piano, and, after studying the cornet in high school, Gene taught himself the string bass. New York Times, 8 Jan. 2021 Carrie and Brian Kulas stood outside of the polling place at Lincoln Park for District 8 in Manitowoc, playing the violin and the string bass, respectively, for two hours Tuesday morning. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Nov. 2020 Carrie Kulas on violin and her husband, Brian, on string bass, serenaded voters for two hours outside the Lincoln Park polling place in Manitowoc. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Nov. 2020 But the string bass is also the lowest of the orchestra’s stringed instruments, and bears aural associations of masculinity. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of string bass was in 1882

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“String bass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/string%20bass. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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