• WordNet 3.6
    • adj double-bass pitched an octave below normal bass instrumental or vocal range "contrabass or double-bass clarinet"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Double-bass the lowest-toned instrument of violin form
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In literature:

Then he wired on a sharp bass hook, and wound the wire far up the doubled line.
"At the Foot of the Rainbow" by Gene Stratton-Porter
She hated the fat double chin of the bass.
"The Breaking Point" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
On this night there were two or three violins, two 'cellos, a tenor viol, double bass, hautboy, clarionets, serpent, and seven singers.
"A Changed Man and Other Tales" by Thomas Hardy
Two double-basses give only a semitone, which half a double-bass renders of itself.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Every one looked at the double bass, but all his strings were for the moment intact.
"Living Alone" by Stella Benson
Mrs. Buzza might have answered "Yes," with some colour of truth; but she merely said, "I think it must be his double-bass.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The double-basses and solo barytone are the spokesmen for the tuneful host.
"How to Listen to Music, 7th ed." by Henry Edward Krehbiel
Johannes Brahms was born at Hamburgh, May 7, 1833, the son of a fine musician who was player upon the double bass in the orchestra there.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
One Double Touch Tablet to cause the Pedal Stops and Couplers to move so as at all times to furnish automatically a Suitable Bass.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
In fact, she may have first, second, and third, and double bass and trombone, all to herself as far as I am concerned.
"The Battle and the Breeze" by R.M. Ballantyne
Johannes Brahms was born at Hamburg, May 7, 1833, the son of a fine musician who was player upon the double bass in the orchestra there.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Viola, Violoncello and Double Bass.
"How to Appreciate Music" by Gustav Kobbé
In 1783 she married James Billington, a double-bass player.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
He brought not a lady, but a double-bass viol.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The double bass grumbled out its broken tones, the violins rang clear between, the flutes trilled noisily.
"The Galaxy" by Various
Lablache was originally a double-bass player, and his first appearance in opera as a singer came about through a happy chance.
"Garcia the Centenarian And His Times" by M. Sterling Mackinlay
He is also very generally known as a first-rate double bass maker.
"Violins and Violin Makers" by Joseph Pearce
She pronounced the first syllable in a double bass key, and the second in a shrill treble.
"Aileen Aroon, A Memoir" by Gordon Stables
If we are to play on Sunday, we are sure of a double-bass.
"Life's Minor Collisions" by Frances Warner
The black bass is a short, deep fish with a double dorsal fin; the front half being stiff and spiney and the latter half soft and rayed.
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne

In news:

FAIRBANKS — If you take five musicians and pair them with a banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin and double bass, you'd have a pretty good recipe for a bluegrass band.
"Back in 1938 when I was in high school," Bellson says, "my mechanical drawing teacher saw me making this rough sketch of a double-bass drum kit, and he said, 'What is that'.
Hamilton Two double bass players from the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra perform in the Classical Series of Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand" in April at DeVos Hall.
On one side of the stage, a musician accompanies the action on double bass and toy piano.
Klein ISD student Michael Casagrande has not stopped playing the double bass since he was in the fifth grade strings program at Hassler Elementary.
At Upstream Theater's The Double Bass, we spend a brisk 75 minutes inside the mind of a symphony musician.
Conductor Mark Laycock, leading a chamber orchestra of local professionals, clearly had a sense of how to work the acoustics so that even the lightest pizzicato from the double basses could be heard in the back of the hall.
Although he still prefers to be regarded as a jazzman, Baker 's influential, syncopated, double-bass drumming has sometimes singled him out as a father of heavy metal—an honor he declines.
Holly Bass and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Double Consciousness .
With twin guitar leads and a double-bass attack, The Cosmic Trigger might pull off a crossover.
Oh, the places you'll go — by bike, hauling an enormous double-bass behind you.
I grew up in Indiana, in an environment that wasn't particularly artistic, and I spent my first decade after college playing the double bass.
The 2009 SSI featured two concerts, one by jazz pianist and singer Anne Bisson, the other by the Michel Donato Trio, seen here, with Donato on double bass, Jon Gearey on guitar, and Marin Nasturica on accordion.
Cooling fall weather delivers a double-edged sword for bass anglers.
Daddy Sang Bass On Today's Double.

In science:

Bowing is a method typically used in the violin family (such as violin, viola, cello, and double bass).
Music in Terms of Science