Definition of double bass in English:

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double bass

Pronunciation: /ˌdəbəl ˈbās/

noun

The largest and lowest-pitched instrument of the violin family, providing the bass line of the orchestral string section and also much used in jazz.
Example sentences
  • Among the strings, there are twelve violins, two violas, four cellos, and two double basses.
  • The tutti strangeness is that of an orchestra without violas and cellos, but in which double basses, contrabassoon and piccolos are prominent.
  • The Octet is scored for flute, clarinet, French horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano.

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Syllabification: dou·ble bass

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