What does bass viol mean?

bass viol in AZ Dictionary

(n) See double bass.
(n) See viola da gamba.
(n) 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.
A stringed instrument for the viol household, employed for playing bass. See 3d bass, n., and violoncello.

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  • Hypernym for "bass viol"
    • viol, bass, string, bowed stringed instrument
  • Variant for "bass viol"
    • bass, violoncello
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