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bass

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
bassbass1 /beɪs/ noun  1 [countable]APMLOW SOUND OR VOICE a very low male singing voice, or a man with a voice like this2 [singular]APM the part of a musical work that is written for a singer with a bass voice alto2(2), baritone1(2), soprano1(2), tenor1(2)3 [uncountable]APM the lower half of the whole range of musical notestreble4 [countable]APM a bass guitar The band features Johnson on bass (=playing the bass guitar).5 [countable]APM a double bass
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bassThe electric bass had a punchy, dynamic range that would become identified with rhythm & blues.Status Series 2 5-string bass, £875.Andersen and Towner have a perfect understanding, and the bass is employed both rhythmically and melodically to great effect.
Related topics: Music
bassbass2 adjective [only before noun]  a bass instrument or voice produces low notes a bass drum
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bassPlacement of the bass module is particularly critical.You need to play the bass notes slightly louder.There are Eko 12-string necks and bodies, curious banjo necks, oddball Eko violin bass parts and lots, lots more.This single speaker unit is designed to add to an existing hi fi setup to provide a dramatic improvement in bass reproduction.You might get a bass riff or something, as a hook for the song, but the solos were strictly adlib.Jim was asked to sing the bass solos.It will give that tight West Coast strum with the bass strings becoming almost percussive.Then from 1968-70. he played bass trombone and tuba with Doe Severinson s band.He sang popular songs for us in his deep bass voice.
Related topics: Fish, Food
bassbass3 /bæs/ noun (plural bass) [countable]  bass.jpg HBFDFa fish that can be eaten and lives in both rivers and the sea
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bassCalifornia, which has no native largemouth bass, imported fast-growing, long-living Florida-strain bass in the 1950s.Ostinatos Ostinatos occur as a brief recurring motif or as a repeating bass in the form of a chaconne or ground.Andersen and Towner have a perfect understanding, and the bass is employed both rhythmically and melodically to great effect.
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