- A fretted, bowed, stringed musical instrument from the viola da gamba family. It occupies the bass range and is the lowest instrument in the family. Similar to (but smaller than) a cello.
- My piano teacher also plays the bass viol — how cool is that!
- double bass, upright bass, string bass, bass fiddle, bass violin, doghouse bass, contrabass, stand-up bass, bull fiddle
musical instrument — see double bass