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bass

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noun \ˈbas\

Definition of bass

plural

bass

or

basses

  1. :  any of numerous edible marine or freshwater bony fishes (especially families Centrarchidae, Serranidae, and Percichthyidae of the order Perciformes)



Origin and Etymology of bass

Middle English base, bærs, from Old English bærs; akin to Old High German bersich perch


First Known Use: before 12th century

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bass

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adjective \ˈbās\

Simple Definition of bass

  • : having or indicating a low sound or range

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bass

  1. 1 :  deep or grave in tone

  2. 2 a :  of low pitch b :  relating to or having the range or part of a bass

Examples of bass in a sentence

  1. the sound of the bass drum

  2. <a man with an impressive bass voice>



Origin and Etymology of bass

Middle English bas base — more at base


First Known Use: 15th century


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noun \ˈbās\

Definition of bass

  1. 1 a :  the lowest voice part in a 4-part chorus b :  the lower half of the whole vocal or instrumental tonal range — compare treble c :  the lowest adult male singing voice; also :  a person having this voice d :  a member of a family of instruments having the lowest range; especially :  double bass

  2. 2 :  a deep or grave tone :  a low-pitched sound



15th Century

First Known Use of bass

15th century


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noun \ˈbas\

Definition of bass

  1. 1 :  basswood 1

  2. 2 :  a coarse tough fiber from palms



Origin and Etymology of bass

alteration of bast


First Known Use: 1691


BASS Defined for Kids

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bass

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noun \ˈbas\

Definition of bass for Students

plural

bass

or

basses

  1. :  any of numerous freshwater or saltwater fishes that are caught for sport and food




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bass

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noun \ˈbās\

Definition of bass for Students

  1. 1 :  a tone of low pitch

  2. 2 :  the lowest part in harmony that has four parts

  3. 3 :  the lower half of the musical pitch range

  4. 4 :  the lowest male singing voice

  5. 5 :  a singer or an instrument having a bass range or part




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adjective

Definition of bass for Students

  1. :  having a very low sound or range <bass drums>





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