bass adj : having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range; "a deep voice"; "a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice"; "a bass clarinet" [syn: deep]
1 the lowest part of the musical range
2 the lowest part in polyphonic music [syn: bass part]
3 an adult male singer with the lowest voice [syn: basso]
4 the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae [syn: sea bass]
5 any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus) [syn: freshwater bass]
7 the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
8 nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes
- , /beɪs/, /beIs/
low in pitch
- A low spectrum of sound tones.
- Peter adjusted the equalizer on his audio equipment to emphasize the bass.
- A section of musical group that produces low-pitched sound,
lower than tenor.
- The conductor preferred to situate the bass in the middle rear, rather than to one side of the orchestra.
- A male singer who
sings in the bass range.
- Halfway through middle school, Edgar morphed from a soprano to a bass, much to the amazement and amusement of his fellow choristers.
- An instrument
that plays in the bass range, in particular a double bass,
bass or bass synthesiser.
- The musician swung the bass over his head like an axe and smashed it into the amplifier, creating a discordant howl of noise.
- The clef sign that
indicates that the pitch of the notes is below middle C; a bass clef.
- The score had been written without the treble and bass, but it was easy to pick out which was which based on the location of the notes on the staff.
low spectrum of sound
section of musical group
Etymology 2Alteration of ''barse.
- , /bæs/, /b
Bass or Basses may refer to:
Music and other sound
- Bass (instrument), one of several instruments in the bass range
- Double bass, the largest and lowest pitched bowed string instrument
- Electric upright bass, the electric version of a double bass
- Bass guitar, generally with a solid body
- Acoustic bass guitar, with a hollow body
- Bass drum, a large drum
- Tuba, often called "the bass" in the context of brass instruments
- Bass clarinet a clarinet with a lower sound
- Bass cornett, a low pitched wind instrument
- Bass flute, an instrument one octave lower than a flute
- Bass sarrusophone, a low pitched double reed instrument
- Bass saxophone
Other musical areas
- Bass (vocal range), a male singer who sings in the deepest vocal range
- Figured bass, a kind of integer musical notation
- F clef or bass clef
- Bass note, the lowest note in a chord
- Bassline, an instrumental part which is in the bass range
- "Basses", is the third movement of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells 2003 album
People with the surname Bass
- Bass Rock, wildlife sanctuary off the coast of Scotland
- Bass, Victoria, a town in Australia
- Division of Bass, a federal electoral division, in Australia
- Division of Bass (state), state electoral division, in Australia
- Bass Strait, in Australia
- Bass Pyramid, island in Bass Strait
- Basses, Vienne a Commune of the Vienne department in France
- Bass, West Virginia
- Bass River (disambiguation)
- Bass (fish), various freshwater and saltwater species
- Bass (beer), a British brand of beer
- Beneath a Steel Sky, a videogame
- Bass diffusion model, a mathematical marketing model
- Bass (Mega Man), a character in the video game Mega Man
- Bass Armstrong, a character from the video game Dead or Alive
- G. H. Bass, a shoemaker, especially of loafers
- Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society (B.A.S.S.)
bass in Bulgarian: Бас
bass in German: Bass
bass in Korean: 베이스
bass in Croatian: Bas
bass in Icelandic: Bassi
bass in Italian: Basso
bass in Hebrew: בס
bass in Japanese: ベース
bass in Polish: Bas
bass in Romanian: Bas (dezambiguizare)
bass in Russian: Бас (значения)
bass in Sicilian: Bassu
bass in Simple English: Bass (disambiguation)
bass in Slovenian: Bas (razločitev)
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