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contrabass

con·tra·bass

contrabass

 
pronunciation:
kan tr baes
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the largest and deepest-toned instrument of the violin family; double bass; bass viol.
similar words:
bass, bass viol
definition 2: in any family of musical instruments, the instrument pitched below the bass.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: with a pitch an octave below the normal bass.
definition 2: of or related to instruments with such a pitch.
derivation: contrabassist (n.)