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double bassnoun [C]

uk   us   (informal bass)
the ​largestmusicalinstrument of the violinfamily. It ​plays the ​lowestline of ​music in orchestralmusic and in jazz.
(Definition of double bass from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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double bassnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌdʌb·əlˈbeɪs/ (infml bass fiddle)
a very ​large, ​woodenmusicalinstrument with four ​strings that a ​playerholds up while ​standing and ​plays with a ​bow (= ​stick with ​hairsattached to it), or this ​type of ​instrumentgenerally
(Definition of double bass from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “double bass”
in Arabic كَمان كَبير…
in Korean 더블 베이스…
in Portuguese contrabaixo…
in Catalan contrabaix…
in Japanese ダブルベース(大きいバイオリンのような弦楽器)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大提琴…
in Turkish kemana benzer dört telli büyük ahşap müzik aleti, kontrabas…
in Russian контрабас…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大提琴…
in Italian contrabbasso…
in Polish kontrabas…
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