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  • noun Plural form of bass.

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Examples

  • Yes, the basses were the best part of the choir; among them she recognised two of her father's oldest pupils; she had known them as boys singing alto -- beautiful voices they had been, and were not less beautiful now.

    Evelyn Innes

  • James Anderson, a local mason, hewed the "basses" for the dials.

    The Book of Sun-Dials

  • It is full of playable instruments such as basses, leads, pads and other sounds ideal for electronic music.

    Harmony Central

  • Yes | No | Report from joey wrote 2 years 13 weeks ago ok, it's funny to hear people make generalizations about largemouth bass, although not my personal favorite of the 'basses'. i'm actually curious where the people posting here are catching these 'wimpy' fish (crappy front range ponds?). either they continue to fish for fish they have no respect for, or they actually don't have that much experience with them. come down to texas and fish for them in a spring creek. the big bass in clear moving water are as smart as any new zealand brown i've ever fished to. by the way, drew, bluegill and largemouth are of the same family. they have basically the same characteristics. stationary ambush feeders.

    Bass Have Glass Jaws

  • This descending motif, like a windswept downpour, is answered by an equally powerful rising motif in the double basses, bassoons and trombones, suggesting wind-lashed whitecaps on Lake Lucerne, where the opera takes place.

    The Splendid Start to a Farewell to Opera

  • The lower strings grow more agitated, the woodwind raindrops become more frequent, and Rossini suggests the randomness of falling rain by syncopating these drops off the driving beat of the pizzicato double basses.

    The Splendid Start to a Farewell to Opera

  • There were whole cohorts of double basses, massed battalions of violins.

    Christina Patterson: Why Our Children Should Reach for the Stars

  • Here the violins, flute and piccolo, playing near the top of their range, are answered by a weighty gesture by the trombones, bassoons, cellos and basses.

    The Splendid Start to a Farewell to Opera

  • There were whole cohorts of double basses, massed battalions of violins.

    Christina Patterson: Why Our Children Should Reach for the Stars

  • There were whole cohorts of double basses, massed battalions of violins.

    Christina Patterson: Why Our Children Should Reach for the Stars

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