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See double bass.
Pitched an octave below the normal bass range.
[Obsolete Italian contrabasso : Italian contra-, against (from Latin contrā-; see contra-) + Italian basso, bass (from Medieval Latin bassus, low).]
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1. (Instruments) a member of any of various families of musical instruments that is lower in pitch than the bass
2. (Instruments) another name for double bass
(Instruments) of or denoting the instrument of a family that is lower than the bass
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1. double bass.adj.
2. pitched an octave below the bass in a family of instruments.
con′tra•bass`ist (-ˌbeɪ sɪst, -ˌbæs ɪst) n.
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|Noun||1.||contrabass - largest and lowest member of the violin family|
bass - the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
|Adj.||1.||contrabass - pitched an octave below normal bass instrumental or vocal range; "contrabass or double-bass clarinet"|
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