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English adjective: bass

1. bass having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range

SamplesA deep voice.
A bass voice is lower than a baritone voice.
A bass clarinet.


Similarlow, low-pitched

Antonymshigh-pitched, high

English noun: bass

1. bass (attribute) the lowest part of the musical range

Broader (hypernym)pitch

2. bass (communication) the lowest part in polyphonic music

Synonymsbass part

Broader (hypernym)part, voice

Narrower (hyponym)basso continuo, continuo, figured bass, ground bass, thorough bass

3. bass (person) an adult male singer with the lowest voice


Broader (hypernym)singer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer

4. bass (food) the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae

Synonymssea bass

Broader (hypernym)saltwater fish

Narrower (hyponym)striped bass, striper

Part meronymsea bass

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

Synonymsfreshwater bass

Broader (hypernym)freshwater fish

Narrower (hyponym)largemouth bass, smallmouth bass

Part meronymfreshwater bass

6. bass (communication) the lowest adult male singing voice

Synonymsbass voice, basso

Broader (hypernym)singing voice

Narrower (hyponym)basso profundo

7. bass (artifact) the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments

Broader (hypernym)instrument, musical instrument

Narrower (hyponym)bass fiddle, bass guitar, bass horn, bass viol, bombard, bombardon, bull fiddle, contrabass, double bass, sousaphone, string bass, tuba

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

Broader (hypernym)percoid, percoid fish, percoidean

Narrower (hyponym)freshwater bass

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