Complete Definition of "bass"

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Etymology 1
It. basso, low, from L. bassus

Pronunciation
bÄs, /beɪs/, /<tt>beIs</tt>/
audio|en-us-bass-low.ogg|Audio (US)

Homophone: base

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Of sound, a voice or an instrument, low in pitch or frequency.

#: The giant spoke in a deep, bass, rumbling voice that shook me to my boots.

Translations
trans-top|low in pitch
Esperanto: basa
French: bas, grave
German: bass
Greek: μÏάÏÎ¿Ï (basos) m, ήÏÎ¿Ï ÏÎ±Î¼Î·Î»Î®Ï ÎºÎ»Î¯Î¼Î±ÎºÎ±Ï (ikhos khamilis klimakas) m
Italian: basso m
Latin: bassus m
trans-mid
Polish: basowy m, basowa f
Portuguese: baixo m, grave m
Spanish: bajo m, baja f
Russian: баÑовÑй /básovyj/
Spanish: bajo m
Turkish: bas
Swedish: bas
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Noun
en-noun|es

  1. A low spectrum of sound tones.

#: Peter adjusted the equalizer on his audio equipment to emphasize the bass.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. An instrument that plays in the bass range, in particular a double bass, bass guitar, electric 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.

  1. 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.

Synonyms
i-c|singer basso
i-c|clef F clef

Derived terms
bass clef
bass drum
bass guitar
bassline
bass music
bass note
booty bass
double bass
electric bass
figured bass
Miami bass

Translations

trans-top|low spectrum of sound
Crimean Tatar: bas#Crimean Tatar|bas
Finnish: basso
German: Baà m, Bass m
Greek: μÏάÏÎ¿Ï (basos) m, μÏάÏα (basa) f, μÏάÏο (baso) n
trans-mid
Polish: bas m
Russian: Ð±Ð°Ñ /bas/ m
Slovene: bas m
Spanish: bajo m
trans-bottom

trans-top|section of musical group
Crimean Tatar: bas#Crimean Tatar|bas
Finnish: basso
German: Baà m, Bass m
Greek: μÏάÏο (baso) n
trans-mid
Russian: Ð±Ð°Ñ /bas/ m
Slovene: bas m
trans-bottom

trans-top|singer
Crimean Tatar: bas#Crimean Tatar|bas
Finnish: basso
German: Baà m, Bass m
Greek: βαÏÏÏÎ¿Î½Î¿Ï (varitonos) m
Japanese: ãã¹ (basu)
trans-mid
Russian: Ð±Ð°Ñ /bas/ m
Slovene: bas m
Spanish: bajo m
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instrument
See also bass guitar, double bass and electric bass

Crimean Tatar: bas#Crimean Tatar|bas
Finnish: basso
German: Baà m, Bass m
Greek: μÏάÏο (baso) n
mid
Polish: bas m
Russian: Ð±Ð°Ñ /bas/ m
Slovene: bas m
Spanish: bajo m

trans-top|clef sign
German: BaÃschlüssel m, Bassschlüssel m
trans-mid
Polish: klucz basowy m
Russian: баÑовÑй клÑÑ /básovyj kl'uÄ/ m
Slovene: bas m
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Etymology 2
Image:Smallmouth_bass.jpg|thumb|right|200px|a smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)
Alteration of ''barse.

Pronunciation
AHD|bÄs, IPA|/bæs/, SAMPA|/b{s/
audio|en-us-bass.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun|es|pl2=bass

  1. The perch; any of various marine and freshwater fish resembling the perch.

Usage notes
The plural bass refers to multiple fish of a single variety or species, whereas basses refers to multiple varieties or species.

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+

French: loup m
German: Barsch m
Greek: ÏέÏκα (perka) f
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Spanish: róbalo m, lubina f; perca f italbrac|freshwater

Derived terms
top2
black bass
black sea bass
largemouth bass
sea bass
mid2
smallmouth bass
spotted bass
striped bass
white bass

Category:English heteronyms
Category:English words with multiple etymologies
Category:Fish
Category:Musical instruments

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