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English definition of “bass”

bass

noun     /beɪs/
VOICE [C] a man who sings with a very low voice Voice ranges
MUSIC [U] the lower half of the set of musical notes Notes of the musical scale
INSTRUMENT [C, U] (also double bass) a large , wooden musical instrument with four strings that you play while standing up or sitting on a high chair String instruments
GUITAR [C, U] (also bass guitar,     ) an electric guitar that makes a low sound String instruments
(Definition of bass noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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