- the largest and lowest toned of drums, having a cylindrical body and two membrane heads.
Origin of bass drum
Examples from the Web for bass drum
Historical Examples of bass drum
Orchestra consisted of a bass-drum, one violin, and a cornet-à-piston.Doesticks, What He Says
Q. K. Philander Doesticks
And there were about a million folks watching me, and Mr. Cornish was beating a bass-drum.The Turner Twins
Ralph Henry Barbour
He looked as if he was carrying a bass-drum in front of him.Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6)
Though in some cases such persons would not mind the bang of a bass-drum just the other side of the door.Turns about Town
Robert Cortes Holliday
The booming of a bass-drum and several blasts of a bugle followed the conclusion of the showman's speech.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams
Charles Paul de Kock
- a large shallow drum of low and indefinite pitchAlso called: gran cassa
The large drum with a cylindrical shape that gives the strong beat in brass bands.