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Definition of Bass


  1. of Bass
  2. An edible, spiny-finned fish, esp. of the genera Roccus, Labrax, and related genera. There are many species.
  3. The two American fresh-water species of black bass (genus Micropterus). See Black bass.
  4. Species of Serranus, the sea bass and rock bass. See Sea bass.
  5. The southern, red, or channel bass (Sciaena ocellata). See Redfish.
  6. The linden or lime tree, sometimes wrongly called whitewood; also, its bark, which is used for making mats. See Bast.
  7. A hassock or thick mat.
  8. A bass, or deep, sound or tone.
  9. The lowest part in a musical composition.
  10. One who sings, or the instrument which plays, bass.
  11. Deep or grave in tone.
  12. To sound in a deep tone.

Bass Quotations

I love electronic music, and I love drum and bass.
Fred Durst

A bass player has to think and play like a bass player. A drummer has to play and think like a drummer, and stay out of the way of the vocalist. The guitar player has to respect everybody else.
Hunter Hayes

The bass, no matter what kind of music you're playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.
Charlie Haden

I play bass. I play a bit of guitar. I've never been to a lesson, so my theory of music is non-existent in any instrument, but we always had guitars around. My dad taught me to play drums for 'Love Actually,' and I still play drums now. But I'm not a 'drummer.' I'm not a 'guitarist.' I'm trying to be a bassist.
Thomas Sangster

None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back.
Paul McCartney
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Bass Translations

bass in Danish is aborre
bass in Dutch is baars
bass in Finnish is ahven
bass in French is perche
bass in Portuguese is baixo
bass in Swedish is bas
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