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bass drum

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noun
the largest and lowest toned of drums, having a cylindrical body and two membrane heads.
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Origin of bass drum

First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for bass drum

bass drum
/ (beɪs) /

noun
a large shallow drum of low and indefinite pitchAlso called: gran cassa
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Cultural definitions for bass drum

bass drum

The large drum with a cylindrical shape that gives the strong beat in brass bands.

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