contrabass

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian contrabbasso, from contra (against) + basso (low).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑn.tɹəˌbeɪs/

NounEdit

contrabass (plural contrabasses)

  1. The part or section one octave lower than bass.
  2. Double bass; string bass.
  3. Any of the several contrabass instruments.
  4. The person or instrument performing the contrabass part.

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