Bass definition

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A low-pitched sound or tone.
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Any of various North American freshwater fishes of the family Centrarchidae, especially the largemouth bass and the smallmouth bass.
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Any of various marine fishes especially of the families Serranidae and Moronidae, and including the sea basses and the striped bass.
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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.

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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.

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The tones in the lowest register of an instrument.
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An instrument, especially a double bass, that produces tones in a low register.
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A male singing voice of the lowest range.
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A singer who has such a voice.
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An instrument that sounds within this range.
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A vocal or instrumental part written within this range.
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Having a deep tone.
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Low in pitch.
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The range of the lowest male voice, usually from middle C to two or more octaves below.
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A low, deep sound or tone, as of a voice with this range.
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In four-part harmony, the lowest part.
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The lower part of the audio-frequency band in sound reproduction.
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A voice or singer with such a range.
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An instrument with a similar range within its family; specif., a double bass.
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A part for such a voice or instrument.
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Of, for, or having the range of a bass.
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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.
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An English brand of bottled pale ale.
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Other Word Forms

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