bass·​ist | \ ˈbā-sist How to pronounce bassist (audio) \

Definition of bassist

: a person who plays an acoustic or electric bass

Examples of bassist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Van Halen and the singer and bassist are into Joy Division. Matt Wake |, al, "10 notable debut albums that were also live albums," 23 Sep. 2020 Roses stepped in to finish the tour, after which bassist Cliff Williams said he was done. Los Angeles Times, "Review: The relentless rockitude of AC/DC," 11 Nov. 2020 In addition to Young, the band's lineup comprises singer Brian Johnson, guitarist Stevie Young, bassist Cliff Williams, and drummer Phil Rudd. Clark Collis,, "AC/DC release details of single and new album," 6 Oct. 2020 Who is the bassist and what is the name of the brewery? cleveland, "Ohio lawmakers not yet done with lame duck: Capitol Letter," 18 Dec. 2020 Power Up also brings singer Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams all back to the fold, alongside lead guitarist Angus Young and rhythm guitarist Stevie Young (who replaced his uncle, Malcolm, in 2014). Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "AC/DC’s ‘Power Up’ Charges In at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart," 22 Nov. 2020 Mercurio is the bassist in Galactic, a jam band, and the co-owner of Tipitina’s, one of New Orleans’s most famous clubs. Lucas Shaw,, "The Bitter End and Other Concert Venues Say They Won’t Survive Without a Bailout," 9 Oct. 2020 At Jeffrey’s insistence, Hendrix, bassist Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell performed two shows 50 years ago alongside a Maui volcano. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, "All boxed up! New CD and vinyl box sets from Prince, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, U2 and more," 13 Dec. 2020 The versatile drummer Ken Serio, bassist Jedd Chlebowski and guitarist Sinan Bakir, who can venture from jazz into rock. Christopher Arnott,, "Virtual 2021 Baby Grand Jazz lineup at Hartford Library ranges from traditional to modern," 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of bassist

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bassist was in 1863

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18 Jan 2021

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“Bassist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bassist

music : a person who plays a double bass or a bass guitar

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