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bass (adj.)

late 14c., of things, "low, not high," from Late Latin bassus "short, low" (see base (adj.)). Meaning "low in social scale or rank" is recorded from late 14c. Of voices and music notes, "low in tone" from mid-15c. (technically, ranging from the E flat below the bass stave to the F above it), infuenced by Italian basso.

bass (n.1)

freshwater fish, c. 1400 corruption of Middle English baers, from Old English bærs "a fish, perch," from Proto-Germanic base *bars- "sharp" (source also of Middle Dutch baerse, Middle High German bars, German Barsch "perch," German barsch "rough"), from PIE root *bhar- "point, bristle" (see bristle (n.)). The fish was so called for its dorsal fins. For loss of -r-, see ass (n.2).

bass (n.2)

"lowest part of a harmonized musical composition," c.1500, from bass (adj.) or cognate noun in Italian. Meaning "singer having a bass voice" is from 1590s. Meaning "bass-viol" is from 1702; that of "double-bass" is from 1927.

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Definitions of bass
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bass (n.)
the lowest part of the musical range;
bass (n.)
the lowest part in polyphonic music;
Synonyms: bass part
bass (n.)
an adult male singer with the lowest voice;
Synonyms: basso
bass (n.)
the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae;
Synonyms: sea bass
bass (n.)
any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus);
Synonyms: freshwater bass
bass (n.)
the lowest adult male singing voice;
Synonyms: bass voice / basso
bass (n.)
the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments;
bass (n.)
nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes;
2
bass (adj.)
having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range;
a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice
a bass clarinet
Synonyms: deep
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