Contrabass
Contrabass Con`tra*bass", n. (Mus.) The lowest stringed instrument of the violin family; the {double bass}; -- also applied to any instrument of the same deep range as the stringed double bass; as, the contrabass ophicleide; the contrabass tuba or bombardon. [1913 Webster + Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Contrabass — Contrabass, s. Baß …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • contrabass — англ. [ко/нтрэбэ/йс] contrabasso ит. [контраба/ссо] контрабас …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • contrabass — [kän′trə bās΄] adj. [see CONTRA & BASS1] pitched an octave lower than the normal bass n. DOUBLE BASS contrabassist n …   English World dictionary

  • Contrabass — The term contrabass (derived from the Italian contrabbasso ) refers to very low musical instruments; generally those pitched one octave below instruments of the bass register. While the term most commonly refers to the double bass (which is the… …   Wikipedia

  • contrabass — I. noun Etymology: Italian contrabbasso, from contra + basso bass Date: 1813 double bass • contrabassist noun II. adjective pitched lower than a bass instrument of the same type < a contrabass clarinet > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Contrabass — Kontrabass engl.: Double Bass, frz.: Contrebasse Klassifikation Chordophon Streichinstrument Tonumfang …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • contrabass — contrabassist /kon treuh bay sist, bas ist/, n. /kon treuh bays /, Music. n. 1. (in any family of instruments) the member below the bass. 2. (in the violin family) the double bass. adj. 3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of such instruments …   Universalium

  • contrabass — /kɒntrəˈbeɪs/ (say kontruh bays) noun 1. (in any family of musical instruments) the member below the bass. 2. (in the violin family) the double bass. –adjective 3. denoting such instruments: a contrabass trombone. –contrabassist /kɒntrəˈbæsəst/… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Contrabass — Er spielt immer den Contrabass …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • contrabass — noun /ˈkɑn.tɹə.ˌbɛɪs/ a) part or section one octave lower than bass. b) double bass, string bass See Also: bass, contra, contrabassist, subcontrabass …   Wiktionary

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