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Contrabass vs. Bass

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Contrabassnoun

part or section one octave lower than bass.

Bassadjective

Of sound, a voice or an instrument, low in pitch or frequency.

‘The giant spoke in a deep, bass, rumbling voice that shook me to my boots.’;

Contrabassnoun

double bass, string bass

Bassnoun

A low spectrum of sound tones.

‘Peter adjusted the equalizer on his audio equipment to emphasize the bass.’;

Contrabassnoun

person or instrument performing the contrabass part.

Bassnoun

A section of musical group that produces low-pitched sound, lower than the baritone and tenor.

‘The conductor preferred to situate the bass in the middle rear, rather than to one side of the orchestra.’;

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Contrabassnoun

The lowest stringed instrument of the violin family; the double bass; - also applied to any instrument of the same deep range as the stringed double bass; as, the contrabass ophicleide; the contrabass tuba or bombardon.

Bassnoun

A male singer who sings in the bass range.

‘Halfway through middle school, Edgar morphed from a soprano to a bass, much to the amazement and amusement of his fellow choristers.’;

Contrabassnoun

largest and lowest member of the violin family

Bassnoun

(musical instrument) An instrument that plays in the bass range, in particular a double bass, bass guitar, electric bass or bass synthesiser.

‘The musician swung the bass over his head like an axe and smashed it into the amplifier, creating a discordant howl of noise.’;

Contrabassadjective

pitched an octave below normal bass instrumental or vocal range;

‘contrabass or double-bass clarinet’;

Bassnoun

The clef sign that indicates that the pitch of the notes is below middle C; a bass clef.

‘The score had been written without the treble and bass, but it was easy to pick out which was which based on the location of the notes on the staff.’;

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Contrabass

Contrabass (from Italian: contrabbasso) refers to several musical instruments of very low pitch—generally one octave below bass register instruments. While the term most commonly refers to the double bass (which is the bass instrument in the orchestral string family, tuned lower than the cello), many other instruments in the contrabass register exist.

Bassnoun

The perch; any of various marine and freshwater fish resembling the perch, all within the order of Perciformes.

Bassnoun

The fibrous inner bark of the linden or lime tree, used for making mats.

Bassnoun

Fibers from other plants, especially palm trees

Bassnoun

Anything made from such fibers, such as a hassock, basket or thick mat.

Bassverb

To sound in a deep tone.

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Bassnoun

An edible, spiny-finned fish, esp. of the genera Roccus, Labrax, and related genera. There are many species.

Bassnoun

The two American fresh-water species of black bass (genus Micropterus). See Black bass.

Bassnoun

Species of Serranus, the sea bass and rock bass. See Sea bass.

Bassnoun

The southern, red, or channel bass (Sciæna ocellata). See Redfish.

Bassnoun

The linden or lime tree, sometimes wrongly called whitewood; also, its bark, which is used for making mats. See Bast.

Bassnoun

A hassock or thick mat.

Bassnoun

A bass, or deep, sound or tone.

Bassnoun

The lowest part in a musical composition.

Bassadjective

Deep or grave in tone.

Bassverb

To sound in a deep tone.

Bassnoun

the lowest part of the musical range

Bassnoun

the lowest part in polyphonic music

Bassnoun

an adult male singer with the lowest voice

Bassnoun

the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae

Bassnoun

any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus)

Bassnoun

the lowest adult male singing voice

Bassnoun

the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments

Bassnoun

nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes

Bassadjective

having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range;

‘a deep voice’; ‘a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice’; ‘a bass clarinet’;

Bassnoun

the lowest adult male singing voice

‘his bass voice rings out attractively’;

Bassnoun

a singer with a bass voice.

Bassnoun

a part written for a bass voice.

Bassnoun

denoting the member of a family of instruments that is the lowest in pitch

‘a bass clarinet’;

Bassnoun

a bass guitar or double bass.

Bassnoun

the low-frequency output of a radio or audio system, corresponding to the bass in music.

Bassnoun

the common European freshwater perch.

Bassnoun

any of a number of fish similar to or related to the perch.

Bassnoun

another term for bast

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