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bass1 British & World English

The lowest adult male singing voice

bass2 British & World English

The common European freshwater perch (see perch)

bass3 British & World English

Another term for bast.

bass English Thesaurus

a bass drum

bass clef British & World English

A clef placing F below middle C on the second-highest line of the stave

bass drum British & World English

A large drum of indefinite low pitch

bass viol British & World English

A bass instrument of the viol family; a viola da gamba

rock bass British & World English

A red-eyed North American freshwater fish of the sunfish family, found chiefly in rocky streams

sea bass British & World English

Any of a number of marine fishes that are related to or resemble the common perch, in particular:

slap bass British & World English

A style of playing double bass or bass guitar by pulling and releasing the strings sharply against the fingerboard, used for effect in jazz or popular music

Bass Strait British & World English

A channel separating Tasmania from the mainland of Australia

black bass British & World English

A North American freshwater fish of the sunfish family, which is a popular sporting and food fish

double bass British & World English

The largest and lowest-pitched instrument of the violin family, providing the bass line of the orchestral string section and also used in jazz and some country music

ground bass British & World English

A short theme, usually in the bass, which is constantly repeated as the other parts of the music vary

string bass British & World English

(Especially among jazz musicians) a double bass

white bass British & World English

A North American freshwater bass with dark horizontal stripes

bass-ackwards British & World English

Another way of saying ass-backwards.

figured bass British & World English

A bass line with the intended harmonies indicated by figures rather than written out as chords, typical of continuo parts in baroque music

striped bass British & World English

A large bass of North American coastal waters, with dark horizontal stripes along the upper sides, migrating up streams to breed

thorough bass British & World English

Basso continuo (see continuo)

walking bass British & World English

A bass part in 4/4 time in which a note is played on each beat of the bar and which typically moves up and down the scale in small steps

drum and bass British & World English

A type of dance music characterized by bare instrumentation consisting largely of electronic drums and bass, originating in Britain during the early 1990s

bassline British & World English

The lowest part or sequence of notes in a piece of music

contrabass British & World English

another term for double bass.

largemouth bass in black bass British & World English

A North American freshwater fish of the sunfish family, which is a popular sporting and food fish

smallmouth bass in black bass British & World English

A North American freshwater fish of the sunfish family, which is a popular sporting and food fish

sea bass family in sea bass British & World English

Any of a number of marine fishes that are related to or resemble the common perch, in particular: