What does bass viol mean?

bass viol meaning in General Dictionary

A stringed instrument regarding the viol family employed for playing bass See 3d Bass letter and Violoncello

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  • biggest and cheapest member of the violin household
  • viol that is the bass person in the viol household with roughly the number associated with the cello
  • A stringed instrument of the viol household, employed for playing bass. See 3d Bass, n., and Violoncello.