contrabasso

[ kon-truh-bas-oh, -bah-soh; Italian kawn-trah-bahs-saw ]
/ ˌkɒn trəˈbæs oʊ, -ˈbɑ soʊ; Italian ˌkɔn trɑˈbɑs sɔ /
Music.

noun, adjective plural con·tra·bas·sos, con·tra·bas·si [kon-truh-bas-ee, -bah-see; Italian kawn-trah-bahs-see], /ˌkɒn trəˈbæs i, -ˈbɑ si; Italian ˌkɔn trɑˈbɑs si/,

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Origin of contrabasso

<Italian contrabasso, equivalent to contra- contra-2 + basso bass1
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Example sentences from the Web for contrabasso

  • He is represented, as is well known, seated in the group of musicians in the centre, and playing the contrabasso.

    Giorgione|Herbert Cook