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 Unlike El Dorado and King’s three earlier albums backed by his regular live band, Young Blood is a trio record featuring bassist and longtime Auerbach collaborator Nick Movshon and drummer Chris St. Hilare, who played percussion on El Dorado. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 22 Apr. 2022 The revered jazz bassist and composer was a toddler when his family settled in Los Angeles, where he was largely raised in the Watts neighborhood. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 16 Apr. 2022 The bassist and singer known as The Demon also explained how the band keeps their stamina intact after 50 years of performing. Jack Irvin,, 13 Apr. 2022 But with schoolmates more interested in Bieber than Black Sabbath, finding a bassist is a struggle. Andy Meek, BGR, 13 Apr. 2022 Backed by a keyboard player, bassist and drummer, White first strummed the opening chords of the track and was later joined by his band who fleshed out the song and added dramatic flair to his rendition of the track. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 8 Apr. 2022 But with schoolmates more interested in Bieber than Black Sabbath, finding a bassist is a struggle. oregonlive, 5 Apr. 2022 Darcy and Ought bassist Ben Stidworthy formed Cola with U.S. Girls drummer Evan Cartwright, who had played on a solo tour by Darcy. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 6 Apr. 2022 The legendary jazz composer and bassist had grown tired of coming home to an overflowing litter box. New York Times, 15 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bassist

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Bassist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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