viola da gamba.
He wanted to live in a city and teach school, play his bass viol, and belong to musical or singing clubs.
The Child’s Book of American Biography Mary Stoyell Stimpson
The artist is seen in the foreground playing a viol: Titian a bass viol.
The Story of Paris Thomas Okey
I cannot think it likely that the sculptor saw anyone playing a bass viol in this manner.
The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use Henry Saint-George
She doesn’t know a fugue from a bass viol, and she never hesitates to say so.
The Dominant Strain Anna Chapin Ray
At the sound of the bass viol the bull stood still, raised his head, and glowered at the extraordinary object before him.
Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events S. Baring-Gould
To the left was the orchestra, a violin, ‘cello and bass viol.
Spring Street James H. Richardson
If one has a few pieces (violin, cello, bass viol, flute) to play Hungarian airs during the dinner it will please the guests.
Suppers Paul Pierce
Old Doctor Kingsley played the bass viol so it was soul stirrin’ too.
Old Rail Fence Corners Various
Then there came a sudden twang, as of a violently plucked string on a bass viol, and the amber egg dropped from the faceted side.
Devil Crystals of Arret Hal K. Wells
The word Violino is not mentioned by Lanfranco, but in every case only the termination Violone, which is bass viol.
The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
another name for viola da gamba
(US) a less common name for double bass (sense 1)
bass viol [(veye-uhl)]
The largest and lowest-pitched instrument of the strings, also called a bass fiddle or double bass. The player must stand or sit on a tall stool to play it.
any tree of the genus Tilia, especially T. americana, the American linden, having drooping branches and large, toothed, ovate leaves. the wood of a linden. Historical Examples These are known in this country as basswood or white-wood; in Europe they are called Lime Trees. Woodcraft Alan Douglas Fruit of basswood as a sailboat, and a […]
low in pitch; of the lowest pitch or range: a bass voice; a bass instrument. of or relating to the lowest part in harmonic music. the bass part. a bass voice, singer, or instrument. double bass. any of numerous edible, spiny-finned, freshwater or marine fishes of the families Serranidae and Centrarchidae. (originally) the European perch, […]
adjective in music, having a prominent bass sound or frequencies Examples These earphones may be too bass-heavy for audio purists. Word Origin 1939
- Basophilic leukocyte
basophilic leukocyte basophilic leukocyte n. A white blood cell having granules that contain histamine and heparin and stain deeply with basic dye. Also called mast leukocyte.