Definitions of contrabass
  1. noun
    largest and lowest member of the violin family
    synonyms: bass fiddle, bass viol, bull fiddle, 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
  2. adjective
    pitched an octave below normal bass instrumental or vocal range
    contrabass or double-bass clarinet”
    synonyms: double-bass
    low, low-pitched
    used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
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