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1. bass

noun. ['ˈbæs, ˈbeɪs'] the lowest part of the musical range.

Antonyms

  • wholly

Etymology

  • basso (Italian)
  • bassus (Latin)

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2. bass

noun. ['ˈbæs, ˈbeɪs'] the lowest part in polyphonic music.

Synonyms

  • part
  • ground bass
  • figured bass
  • thorough bass
  • voice
  • basso continuo
  • continuo

Antonyms

  • horizontal
  • vertical
  • fathomable
  • shallow

Etymology

  • basso (Italian)
  • bassus (Latin)

3. bass

noun. ['ˈbæs, ˈbeɪs'] nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes.

Synonyms

  • percoidean
  • percoid fish
  • freshwater bass

Antonyms

  • end
  • misconception
  • beginning
  • join

Etymology

  • basso (Italian)
  • bassus (Latin)

4. viol

noun. any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family.

Synonyms

  • viola da gamba
  • bowed stringed instrument
  • bass viol
  • gamba
  • viola da braccio
  • string

Antonyms

  • recede
  • unstring
  • unfasten
  • take away

5. bass

noun. ['ˈbæs, ˈbeɪs'] the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments.

Synonyms

  • bombardon
  • musical instrument
  • instrument
  • bombard
  • bass fiddle
  • bull fiddle
  • string bass
  • bass guitar
  • bass viol
  • double bass
  • sousaphone
  • contrabass
  • bass horn

Antonyms

  • attach
  • stay
  • unify
  • arrive

Etymology

  • basso (Italian)
  • bassus (Latin)

6. bass

noun. ['ˈbæs, ˈbeɪs'] the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae.

Synonyms

  • striper
  • striped bass
  • sea bass

Antonyms

  • mild
  • narrow
  • superficial
  • close

Etymology

  • basso (Italian)
  • bassus (Latin)

7. bass

noun. ['ˈbæs, ˈbeɪs'] the lowest adult male singing voice.

Synonyms

  • singing voice
  • basso profundo
  • basso

Antonyms

  • passive voice
  • active voice
  • silence
  • soft-finned fish

Etymology

  • basso (Italian)
  • bassus (Latin)

8. bass

adjective. ['ˈbæs, ˈbeɪs'] having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range.

Synonyms

  • deep
  • low

Antonyms

  • defend
  • outside
  • inside

Etymology

  • basso (Italian)
  • bassus (Latin)

9. bass

noun. ['ˈbæs, ˈbeɪs'] any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus).

Synonyms

  • freshwater fish
  • smallmouth bass
  • freshwater bass

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • colorless
  • exoteric
  • small

Etymology

  • basso (Italian)
  • bassus (Latin)

10. bass

noun. ['ˈbæs, ˈbeɪs'] an adult male singer with the lowest voice.

Synonyms

  • basso
  • vocalist
  • vocaliser
  • singer

Antonyms

  • artless
  • tall
  • superior
  • up

Etymology

  • basso (Italian)
  • bassus (Latin)

Sentences with bass-viol


1. Noun Phrase
An actor in William Shakespeare's company, Philip Henslowe, recorded in his diary that the company owned trumpets, drums, a treble viol, a bass viol, a bandore and a cithern.

2. Noun Phrase
The bass viol, commonly known as the contrabass or double bass, was still utilized when other viols died out.

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