Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
"But somewhat dangerous to navigation," boomed Richard, in the bass, like the bassoon to the flourish of his wife's violin.
1. the lowest part in instrumental or vocal part music;
2. a singing voice of the lowest range, or somebody with that voice;
a musical instrument of the woodwind group. It is shaped like a large wooden tube with a double reed that you blow into, and produces notes with a low sound.