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Meaning of BASS VIOL

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  largest and lowest member of the violin family
  2. [n]  viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
 
 Synonyms: bass fiddle, bull fiddle, contrabass, double bass, string bass, viola da gamba
 
 See Also: bass, bowed stringed instrument, string, viol

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bass" vi`ol\ (Mus.)
A stringed instrument of the viol family, used for playing
bass. See 3d {Bass}, n., and {Violoncello}.

 

 

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