コントラバス

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コントラバス (kontorabasu): a bass, a double bass.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Kontrabass.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) ントラバ [kòńtórábáꜜsù] (Nakadaka – [5])[1]
  • IPA(key): [kõ̞nto̞ɾa̠ba̠sɨᵝ]

Noun[edit]

コントラバス (rōmaji kontorabasu)

  1. (music) a contrabass, a double bass, a bass

Usage notes[edit]

The term コントラバス (kontorabasu) is somewhat specialized. In general speech, the terms ベース (bēsu) or ダブルベース (daburu bēsu) are more common.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0