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bassnoun

uk   us   /beɪs/ (plural basses)
[C or U] the ​lowestrange of ​musicalnotes, or a man with a ​singingvoice in this ​range: He sings bass. Italy's ​leading bass [U] the set of ​lowmusicalsounds on a ​radio, ​musicsystem, etc.: Turn down the bass. [C] a double bass [C] (also bass guitar) an ​electricguitar with four ​strings that ​plays very ​lownotes: He ​plays bass ​guitar.

bassadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /beɪs/

bassnoun [C]

uk   us   /bæs/ (plural bass)
(Definition of bass from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bassnoun [C/U]

 us   /beɪs/
  • bass noun [C/U] (MUSICAL RANGE)

the ​lowestrange of a ​voice or ​musicalinstrument, or a ​person or ​musicalinstrument with this ​range: [C] The ​qualities of his ​voice make you ​forget he is a bass.

bassnoun [C/U]

 us   /bæs/ (plural bass)
any of several ​relatedfishesfound in ​rivers or the ​sea, used for ​food: [C] striped bass
(Definition of bass from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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