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Definition of bass noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the lowest tone or part in music, for instruments or voices He always plays his stereo with the bass turned up. He sings bass. a pounding bass line see also drum and bass compare treble
  2. 2[countable] a man's singing voice with a low range; a man with a bass voice compare alto, baritone, tenor
  3. 3[singular] a musical part that is written for a bass voice
  4. 4(also bass guitar) [countable] an electric guitar that plays very low notes a bass player bass and drums Les Claypool on (= playing) bass
  5. 5[countable] = double bass
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bass