bass viol

bass viol
noun Date: 1590 1. viola da gamba 2. double bass

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bass viol — Bass vi ol (Mus.) A stringed instrument of the viol family, used for playing bass. See 3d {Bass}, n., and {Violoncello}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bass viol — [bās] n. 1. VIOLA DA GAMBA 2. DOUBLE BASS …   English World dictionary

  • bass viol — bass′ vi′ol [[t]beɪs[/t]] n. 1) mad viola da gamba 2) mad double bass • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • bass viol — noun 1. viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello • Syn: ↑viola da gamba, ↑gamba • Hypernyms: ↑viol 2. largest and lowest member of the violin family • Syn: ↑bass fiddle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bass viol — /bays/ 1. viola da gamba. 2. See double bass. [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • bass viol — noun 1》 a viola da gamba. 2》 N. Amer. a double bass …   English new terms dictionary

  • bass viol — /beɪs ˈvaɪəl/ (say bays vuyuhl) noun → viola da gamba (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • bass-viol — …   Useful english dictionary

  • bass fiddle, bass viol —   Waiolina kū nui …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • American bass viol — The American bass viol, also called a church bass or Yankee bass viol, is a type of bowed string instrument which enjoyed popularity in early 19th century New England for use in aiding Puritan congregational singers. In its time of common use,… …   Wikipedia

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