bass viol definition

  • noun:
    • See double bass.
    • See viola da gamba.
    • A fretted, bowed, stringed guitar through the viola da gamba family. It consumes the bass range and is the best instrument when you look at the family. Much like (but smaller compared to) a cello.
    • viol that is the bass person in the viol family members with approximately the product range of cello
    • biggest and least expensive person in the violin household
  • others:
    • A stringed instrument for the viol household, employed for playing bass. See 3d bass, n., and violoncello.

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