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1. (Instruments) another name for viola da gamba
2. (Instruments) US a less common name for double bass1
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vi•o•la da gam•ba(viˈoʊ lə də ˈgɑm bə, ˈgæm-)
n., pl. viola da gam•bas.
an old instrument of the viol family, held on or between the knees; bass viol.
[1590–1600; < Italian: literally, viol for the leg]
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|Noun||1.||bass viol - viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello|
viol - any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family
|2.||bass viol - largest and lowest member of the violin family|
bass - the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
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n → Gambe f
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