bass drum

noun
a large drum with two heads; makes a sound of indefinite but very low pitch
Syn: ↑gran casa
Hypernyms: ↑drum, ↑membranophone, ↑tympan

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noun
Etymology: bass (III)
: a large drum having a cylindrical body with two heads and giving a booming sound of low indefinite pitch — see drum illustration

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/bays/
the largest and lowest toned of drums, having a cylindrical body and two membrane heads.
[1795-1805]

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bass drum noun
The large drum of an orchestra or band
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Main Entry:bass

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bass drum «bays»,
a large drum that makes a deep, low tone, of no fixed pitch, when struck on one or both of its heads. It is the largest drum now used and is played with its two drumheads usually in a perpendicular position.

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[bās]
n. a large, two-headed drum that has a low booming sound

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ˌbass ˈdrum 7 [bass drum] noun
a large drum that makes a very low sound, used in ↑orchestras

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Bass drum — Drum Drum, n. [Cf. D. trom, trommel, LG. trumme, G. trommel, Dan. tromme, Sw. trumma, OHG. trumba a trumpet, Icel. pruma a clap of thunder, and as a verb, to thunder, Dan. drum a booming sound, drumme to boom; prob. partly at least of imitative… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bass drum — (Mus.) The largest of the different kinds of drums, having two heads, and emitting a deep, grave sound. See {Bass}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bass drum — bass′ drum′ [[t]beɪs[/t]] n. mad the largest and lowest toned of drums, having a cylindrical body and two membrane heads • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • bass drum — [bās] n. the largest and lowest toned of the double headed drums …   English World dictionary

  • Bass drum — The drum kit …   Wikipedia

  • bass drum — /bays/ the largest and lowest toned of drums, having a cylindrical body and two membrane heads. [1795 1805] * * * ▪ musical instrument  percussion instrument, the largest and deepest sounding member of the drum family, usually played with a pair… …   Universalium

  • Bass Drum — Die große Trommel (Englisch: bass drum [ˈbeɪsˌdɹʌm]) ist ein Schlaginstrument, das für die Erzeugung von tiefen Klängen verwendet wird und in den verschiedensten Varianten zu finden ist. Sie gelangte im 18. Jahrhundert über die türkische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bass drum — noun Date: 1804 a large drum having two heads and giving a booming sound of low indefinite pitch see drum illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bass drum — /beɪs ˈdrʌm/ (say bays drum) noun a musical instrument, the largest of the drum family, having a cylindrical body and one or two membranes …   Australian English dictionary

  • bass drum — noun /ˈbeɪsdɽʌm/ a large drum with a low pitch …   Wiktionary

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