double bass

See also: double-bass

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Double bass with bow

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double bass (plural double basses)

  1. (music) The largest stringed instrument of the violin family.
    Synonyms: contrabass, upright bass, string bass, bass fiddle, bass violin, doghouse bass, bass viol, stand-up bass, bull fiddle
  2. The deepest of all male voices.
    Voice of a double bass, or simply, a double bass.

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