octobass etymology

English word octobass comes from English bass, English octo- (Eight.)

Detailed word origin of octobass

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bass English (eng) Anything made from such fibers, such as a hassock, basket or thick mat.. Fibers from other plants, especially palm trees. The fibrous inner bark of the linden or lime tree, used for making mats. The perch; any of various marine and freshwater fish resembling the perch, all within the order of Perciformes. Of sound, a voice or an instrument, low in pitch or frequency. To sound in a deep tone. [...]
octo- English (eng) Eight.
octobass English (eng) (musical instruments) A very large double bass requiring two musicians, one to finger and one to bow.

Words with the same origin as octobass

Descendants of bass
Descendants of octo-
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