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bass

1 noun
     
bass1
1 [countable]APM a very low male singing voice, or a man with a voice like this
2 [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 notes [↪ treble]
4 [countable]APM a bass guitar:
The band features Johnson on bass (=playing the bass guitar).
5 [countable]APM a double bass
! Do not confuse bass and base, although they have the same pronunciation.

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