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Noun: bass viol
  1. Viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
    - viola da gamba, gamba
  2. Largest and lowest member of the violin family
    - bass fiddle, bull fiddle, double bass, contrabass, string bass

Derived forms: bass viols

Type of: bass, bowed stringed instrument, string, viol

Encyclopedia: Bass viol