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bass drum

[beys] /beɪs/
the largest and lowest toned of drums, having a cylindrical body and two membrane heads.
Origin of bass drum
1795-1805 Unabridged
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bass drum

a large shallow drum of low and indefinite pitch Also called gran cassa
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bass drum definition

The large drum with a cylindrical shape that gives the strong beat in brass bands.

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