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contrabasso

[ kon-truh-bas-oh, -bah-soh; Italian kawn-trah-bahs-saw ]
/ 藢k蓲n tr蓹藞b忙s o蕣, -藞b蓱 so蕣; Italian 藢k蓴n tr蓱藞b蓱s s蓴 /
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noun, adjective plural con路tra路bas路sos, con路tra路bas路si [kon-truh-bas-ee, -bah-see; Italian kawn-trah-bahs-see], /藢k蓲n tr蓹藞b忙s i, -藞b蓱 si; Italian 藢k蓴n tr蓱藞b蓱s si/,
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Origin of contrabasso

<Italian contrabasso, equivalent to contra- contra-2 + basso bass1
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How to use contrabasso in a sentence

  • Very large Bass Viol with four strings (corresponding to the modern Contrabasso).

    The Violoncello and Its History|Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • He is represented, as is well known, seated in the group of musicians in the centre, and playing the contrabasso.

    Giorgione|Herbert Cook
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