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the lowest part of the musical range
bass, bass partnoun
the lowest part in polyphonic music
an adult male singer with the lowest voice
sea bass, bassnoun
the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae
freshwater bass, bassnoun
any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus)
bass, bass voice, bassonoun
the lowest adult male singing voice
the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes
having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
"a deep voice"; "a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice"; "a bass clarinet"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
In musick; grave; deep.
A mat used in churches.
Etymology: supposed by Junius to be derived, like basket, from some British word signifying a rush; but perhaps more properly written boss, from the French bosse.
Having woollen yarn, bass mat, or such like, to bind them withal. John Mortimer, Husbandry.
an edible, spiny-finned fish, esp. of the genera Roccus, Labrax, and related genera. There are many species
the two American fresh-water species of black bass (genus Micropterus). See Black bass
species of Serranus, the sea bass and rock bass. See Sea bass
the southern, red, or channel bass (Sciaena ocellata). See Redfish
the linden or lime tree, sometimes wrongly called whitewood; also, its bark, which is used for making mats. See Bast
a hassock or thick mat
a bass, or deep, sound or tone
the lowest part in a musical composition
one who sings, or the instrument which plays, bass
deep or grave in tone
to sound in a deep tone
Bass describes musical instruments that produce tones in the low-pitched range. They belong to different families of instruments and can cover a wide range of musical roles. Since producing low pitches usually requires a long air column or string, the string and wind bass instruments are usually the largest instruments in their families or instrument classes. As seen in the musical instrument classification article, categorizing instruments can be difficult. For example, some instruments fall into more than one category. The cello is considered a tenor instrument in some orchestral settings, but in a string quartet it is the bass instrument. Examples grouped by general form and playing technique include: ⁕Double bass from the viol or violin family ⁕Bass guitar and acoustic bass guitar, instruments shaped, constructed and held like guitars, that play in the bass range. The electric bass guitar is usually the instrument referred to as a "bass" in pop and rock music.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bās, n. the low or grave part in music.—adj. low, deep, grave.—v.t. to sound in a deep tone.—ns. Bass′-horn, a musical wind-instrument, a modification of the bassoon, much lower and deeper in its tones; Thor′ough-bass, the theory of harmony. [See Base, low.]
Basse, bas, n. a marine fish allied to the perch. [A.S. bærs; cf. Ger. bars, the perch.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Common name for FISHES belonging to the order Perciformes and occurring in three different families.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A soft sedge or rush (Juncus lævis), of which coarse kinds of rope and matting are made. A Gaelic term for the blade of an oar.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bass is ranked #589 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Bass surname appeared 57,044 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 19 would have the surname Bass.
69.1% or 39,463 total occurrences were White.
24.5% or 13,993 total occurrences were Black.
2.7% or 1,552 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.3% or 1,318 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.7% or 439 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.4% or 280 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'bass' in Nouns Frequency: #2968
The numerical value of bass in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of bass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of bass in a Sentence
After I asked Lance Bass to join, Lance Bass took 20 minutes to call me back and said,' I'm in,'.
Everybody plays electric guitar, thats why I decided to play bass!
“As a sleuth you are poor. You couldn’t detect a bass-drum in a telephone-booth.”
Drummers can have the effect of two bass drums by having a pedal which is double where you only have one and the mechanism will play as if it's a double bass drum. It's similar to that in a way, i think because the drummer's not directly controlling it from his brain - although it looks like might be able to do that in the future, which has its own complications - it would for me be an add-on to a kit so I could trigger a sample or a different instrument. The basic drum kit is great. Two hands are okay and when I'm producing and there's other drummers playing I get them to play with one hand because I think drums with one hand sounds better in many ways.
You know every person [on the show] has added something to it, sometimes it’s just what you hear people talking about, or a conversation I’ve had off-camera. An example of that would be Jeremy Swift, who plays Higgins, he and I are talking about music one day and he’s explaining to me his passion for jazz, now he plays standup bass, and I’m kinda like, ‘Oh, I think Higgins is gonna get his goatee back, his jazz goatee, and he’s gonna play that bass.’ And that’s just something I learned at Second City in Chicago, where you’re writing a show as an actor.
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- غيتار البيسArabic
- акунь, вокуньBelarusian
- костур, басBulgarian
- Bassschlüssel, Bass, Barsch, Baßschlüssel, BaßGerman
- ήχος χαμηλής κλίμακας, μπάσα, πέρκα, μπάσο, βαρύτονος, μπάσοςGreek
- bajo, róbalo, lubina, percaSpanish
- گیتار بیسPersian
- matala, bassoavain, basso, jyristä, ahvenkala, ahven, ala-Finnish
- grave, bas, perche, basseFrench
- basszuskulcs, basszus, basszusgitár, sügérHungarian
- chiave di basso, spigola, branzino, bassoItalian
- ベース, バスJapanese
- moeone, ngutoroMāori
- bas, basgitaar, baarsDutch
- bas, okoń, klucz basowy, basowyPolish
- grave, baixo, perca, clave de fáPortuguese
- басовый, окунь, басовый ключ, басRussian
- гргеч, grgečSerbo-Croatian
- ghi-ta bassVietnamese
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