(noun, adjective, verb)


1. having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range

- a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice

- a bass clarinet

Similar word(s): low, deep

Sentences with bass as an adjective:

- The giant spoke in a deep, bass, rumbling voice that shook me to my boots.


1. the lowest part of the musical range

Definition categories: attribute, pitch

2. the lowest part in polyphonic music

Definition categories: communication, part, voice

3. an adult male singer with the lowest voice

Similar word(s): basso

Definition categories: person, singer, vocalist, vocalizer

4. the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae

Definition categories: food

5. any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus)

Definition categories: food

6. the lowest adult male singing voice

Similar word(s): basso

Definition categories: communication

7. the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments

Definition categories: man–made, instrument

8. nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes

Definition categories: animal, percoid

Sentences with bass as a noun:

- Peter adjusted the equalizer on his audio equipment to emphasize the bass.

- The conductor preferred to situate the bass in the middle rear, rather than to one side of the orchestra.

- Halfway through middle school, Edgar morphed from a soprano to a bass, much to the amazement and amusement of his fellow choristers.

- The musician swung the bass over his head like an axe and smashed it into the amplifier, creating a discordant howl of noise.

- The score had been written without the treble and bass, but it was easy to pick out which was which based on the location of the notes on the staff.


1. To sound in a deep tone.