- Bass is defined as a very low range of musical notes or a person or instrument that produces those notes.
- An example of bass is the part that is sung below the baritone in a male barbershop quartet.
- An example of someone who had a bass voice is Louis Armstrong.
- The definition of bass is the lowest part of the musical scale.
- An example of the part of a music that is bass is the singing voice under the baritone in a male barbershop quartet.
- An example of an instrument that is bass is the guitar.
- the range of the lowest male voice, usually from middle C to two or more octaves below
- a voice or singer with such a range
- an instrument with a similar range within its family; specif., a double bass
- a part for such a voice or instrument
- a low, deep sound or tone, as of a voice with this range
- in four-part harmony, the lowest part
- the lower part of the audio-frequency band in sound reproduction
Origin of bassMiddle English bas, base; spelling, spelled influenced, influence by Italian basso
of, for, or having the range of a bass
nounpl. or bass′es
any of various families of spiny-finned percoid, food and game fishes of fresh or salt water, including black bass, rock bass, and striped bass
Origin of bassMiddle English bas, earlier baers from Old English bærs from Indo-European an unverified form bhors-, point, bristle (in reference to the dorsal fins) from base an unverified form bhar- from source bur
nounpl. bass, or bass·es
- Any of various North American freshwater fishes of the family Centrarchidae, especially the largemouth bass and the smallmouth bass.
- Any of various marine fishes especially of the families Serranidae and Moronidae, and including the sea basses and the striped bass.
Origin of bassMiddle English bars perch from Old English bærs
- a. A male singing voice of the lowest range.b. A singer who has such a voice.
- An instrument, especially a double bass or bass guitar, that produces tones in a low register.
- A vocal or instrumental part written in a low register.
- A low-pitched sound or tone: the deep bass of trucks braking on the highway nearby.
- The tones in the lowest register of an instrument: a piano that is weak in the treble but has a very full sound in the bass.
- Having a deep tone.
- Low in pitch.
Origin of bassMiddle English bas lowest musical part from bas low ; see base 2.
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