Meaning of “double bass” in the English Dictionary

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double bassnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌdʌb·əlˈbeɪs/ infml bass fiddle

a very large, wooden musical instrument with four strings that a player holds up while standing and plays with a bow (= stick with hairs attached to it), or this type of instrument generally

(Definition of “double bass” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)