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1. contrabass

noun. largest and lowest member of the violin family.

Synonyms

  • bull fiddle
  • string bass
  • bowed stringed instrument
  • bass viol
  • bass
  • double bass
  • string

Antonyms

  • take away
  • horizontal
  • vertical
  • tall

Etymology

  • contrabbasso (Italian)
  • basso (Italian)

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2. contrabass

adjective. pitched an octave below normal bass instrumental or vocal range.

Synonyms

  • double-bass
  • low

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • recede
  • unstring

Etymology

  • contrabbasso (Italian)
  • basso (Italian)

Sentences with contrabass


1. Noun, singular or mass
Many zithers will have at least two or three contrabass strings after the 24th open string, but some zithers have as many as 13 contrabass strings.

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