Bass Definition

băs
basses
noun
basses
Any of various North American freshwater fishes of the family Centrarchidae, especially the largemouth bass and the smallmouth bass.
American Heritage
The range of the lowest male voice, usually from middle C to two or more octaves below.
Webster's New World
Any of various marine fishes especially of the families Serranidae and Moronidae, and including the sea basses and the striped bass.
American Heritage
A voice or singer with such a range.
Webster's New World
A low-pitched sound or tone.
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adjective
Having a deep tone.
American Heritage
Of, for, or having the range of a bass.
Webster's New World
Low in pitch.
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pronoun
An English brand of bottled pale ale.
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Other Word Forms of Bass

Noun

Singular:
bass
Plural:
basses

Origin of Bass

  • Middle English bas lowest musical part from bas low base2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English bars perch from Old English bærs

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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