bass1 /beɪs/


I. noun

1. the lowest adult male singing voice.
2. a singer with a bass voice.
3. a part written for a bass voice.
4. [as modifier] denoting the member of a family of instruments that is the lowest in pitch

a bass clarinet.
5. a bass guitar or double bass.
6. [ mass noun] the low-frequency output of a radio or audio system, corresponding to the bass in music.
II. derivatives


– origin late Middle English: alteration of base2, influenced by basso.

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