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Meaning of contrabass

con•tra•bass

Pronunciation: (kon'tru-bās"), [key]
— Music. Music.
—n.
  1. (in any family of instruments) the member below the bass.
  2. (in the violin family) the double bass.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of such instruments: a contrabass trombone.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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