bass

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noun 1
noun 2

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Noun 1[change]

Singular
bass

Plural
basses

  1. (singular) The bass is a sound that is generally lower in tone.
  2. (countable) A bass is a male voice that is lower than tenor and baritone.
    Paul Robeson sang "Old Man River" in a deep bass voice.
  3. (countable) A bass is a musical instrument that produces low sounds.
    The bass played harmony while the trumpet played melody.
  4. (countable) A bass is the lower of two musical clefs. It is centered at the F below middle C.
    All the notes in the bass clef were played with the left hand.

Noun 2[change]

Singular
bass

Plural
bass or basses

A small-mouth bass
  1. A bass is a type of fish, similar to the perch.
    Chris caught five wide-mouthed bass on his fishing trip in Tennessee.