plural sub-basses
Sub-bass plural Sub-basses : an organ pedal stop of 32′ pitch or 16′ pitch
: a range of low frequencies extending from approximately the lower limit of the bass voice to the lower limit of human hearing
also : sound in this frequency range
The music wasn't audible through the din, but she felt the sub-bass throbbing through the floor.

Word History


sub- + bass

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“Sub-bass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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