sub-bass

noun

ˈsəb+ˌ-
plural sub-basses
1
Sub-bass plural Sub-basses : an organ pedal stop of 32′ pitch or 16′ pitch
2
: 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

Etymology

sub- + bass

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“Sub-bass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sub-bass. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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