Origin of contrabass
OTHER WORDS FROM contrabasscon·tra·bass·ist [kon-truh-bey-sist, -bas-ist], /ˈkɒn trəˌbeɪ sɪst, -ˌbæs ɪst/, noun
Words nearby contrabass
How to use contrabass in a sentence
As a contrabass to the rhythm of the blacksmiths hammer, the booming murmur of the sea trembled across the summer air.
Down the shaded street the metallic rhythm of the anvil was breaking through the contrabass of the surf.
The bombardon in B flat or C, an octave lower than the euphonium, corresponds to the contrabass tuba in the orchestra.
The tone was pleasant and full, but not powerful enough for the contrabass register in a military band.
Darwin had the contrabass played to an audience of sprouting garden-beans, in order to observe the effect of music on vegetation.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden