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subbass

or sub-bass

[ suhb-beys ]
/ ˈsʌbˌbeɪs /
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noun Music.
the pedal stop on an organ that produces the deepest or lowest tones; fundamental bass.
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Origin of subbass

First recorded in 1820–25; sub- + bass1
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British Dictionary definitions for subbass

subbass

subbase

/ (ˈsʌbˌbeɪs) /

noun
another name for bourdon
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