bass viol

Definitions of bass viol
  1. noun
    viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
    synonyms: gamba, viola da gamba
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    type of:
    any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family
  2. noun
    largest and lowest member of the violin family
    synonyms: bass fiddle, bull fiddle, contrabass, double bass, string bass
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    type of:
    the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
    bowed stringed instrument, string
    stringed instruments that are played with a bow
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