sub–bass

noun \ˈsəb+ˌ-\

Definition of sub–bass

plural

sub–basses

  1. 1 Sub–bass plural Sub–basses :  an organ pedal stop of 32′ pitch or 16′ pitch

  2. 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.

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Origin and Etymology of sub–bass

sub- + bass


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