Origin of contrabass
Related formscon·tra·bass·ist [kon-truh-bey-sist, -bas-ist] /ˈkɒn trəˌbeɪ sɪst, -ˌbæs ɪst/, noun
Examples from the Web for contrabass
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
The bombardon in B flat or C, an octave lower than the euphonium, corresponds to the contrabass tuba in the orchestra.
For military purposes, this and the contrabass—the helicon—are circular.
The tone was pleasant and full, but not powerful enough for the contrabass register in a military band.
Down the shaded street the metallic rhythm of the anvil was breaking through the contrabass of the surf.Cursed|George Allan England