contrabass double-bass
low-pitched low-pitched adj. 1. low in pitch or frequency; -- used of sounds and voices. Opposite of {high-pitched}. [Narrower terms: {alto, contralto ; {baritone ; {bass, deep ; {contrabass, double-bass ; {throaty ]

Syn: low. [WordNet 1.5]

2. set at a low angle or slant; having a low degree of pitch; as, a low-pitched roof. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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