Definition of bass adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//beɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//beɪs//
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[only before noun] low in tone a bass voice the bass clef (= the symbol in music showing that the notes following it are low) compare treble Word Originlate Middle English: alteration of the adjective base.Extra examples The unusually deep, bass voice was amused. This bass part contains some relatively complex passages. a bass drum The bass clarinet forms a solid bass for the woodwind group.
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