Contrabass meaning

kŏn'trə-bās'
Pitched an octave below the normal bass range.
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Pitched an octave lower than the normal bass.
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Part or section one octave lower than bass.
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Double bass, string bass.
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Person or instrument performing the contrabass part.
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Origin of contrabass

  • Obsolete Italian contrabasso Italian contra- against (from Latin contrā- contra–) Italian basso bass (from Medieval Latin bassus low)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Italian contrabbasso, from contra (“against”) + basso (“low”).
    From Wiktionary