bass·​ist ˈbā-sist How to pronounce bassist (audio)
: a person who plays an acoustic or electric bass

Examples of bassist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vocalist Denisse Guerrero, keyboardist Édgar Huerta and bassist Ricardo Arreola will perform at the event taking place March 16 and 17, and held for the first time at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 18 Nov. 2023 Live Laugh Love marks the first time all four members of Chastity Belt—Julia Shapiro, guitarist Lydia Lund, bassist Annie Truscott, and drummer Gretchen Grimm—sing on an album. Hattie Lindert, Pitchfork, 14 Nov. 2023 Soul Glo — vocalist Pierce Jordan, guitarist/bassist GG Guerra, and drummer TJ Stevenson — has existed in one form for nearly a decade but gained a new level of exposure with its latest album Diaspora Problems, its first for Epitaph Records. Jonah Bayer, SPIN, 9 Nov. 2023 Slipknot and its nine-member lineup has famously undergone several changes over the years since the group was first founded by Jordison, percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray in 1995. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 But nobody knew if frontman Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, or drummer Brad Wilk would show up, let alone perform. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 4 Nov. 2023 Then comes a Saturday concert here at the all-ages Dizzy’s, where the ace local rhythm section of bassist Justin Grinell and drummer Tyler Kreutel will be featured. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Nov. 2023 Bley’s partner of over 30 years, bassist Steve Swallow, confirmed the news to The New York Times. Caroline Brew, Variety, 17 Oct. 2023 The four-and-a-half minute video opens with some guitar tuning and footage of a cassette being pushed into a tape machine as drummer Ringo Starr takes his place behind the kit and bassist/singer Paul McCartney readies his pick. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bassist was in 1863

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“Bassist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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