1. [ noun ] (music) the lowest part of the musical range
Related terms: low_pitch
2. [ noun ] (music,fine art) the lowest part in polyphonic music
Synonyms: bass_part
Related terms: part figured_bass thorough_bass ground_bass
3. [ noun ] (music) the lowest adult male singing voice
Synonyms: basso bass_voice
Related terms: singing_voice basso_profundo
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 456
5. [ noun ] (music) the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
Related terms: musical_instrument bass_fiddle bass_guitar bombardon bass_horn
6. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae
Synonyms: sea_bass
Related terms: saltwater_fish striped_bass sea_bass
7. [ noun ] (music,performing arts) an adult male singer with the lowest voice
Synonyms: basso
Related terms: singer
8. [ adjective ] having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
Synonyms: deep

"a deep voice" "a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice" "a bass clarinet"

Related terms: low
9. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus)
Synonyms: freshwater_bass
Related terms: freshwater_fish smallmouth_bass largemouth_bass freshwater_bass
10. [ noun ] (zoology) nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes
Related terms: percoid_fish freshwater_bass
Similar spelling:   Basso