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The loud thumping undertones in most music that isn't crap which tends to shake the walls when played at an extremely high volume and will definitely piss your hallmates off.
Devil of Westchester: Baby could you turn down your bass?
Retard: You wanna do it?
by Reject of the Earth August 06, 2005
The lowest male singing voice. In opera and musicals, they play buffoons, kings, priests, fathers, the Devil, and other miscellaneous parts. Male counterpart to the contralto, although much more common.
Whoa, now that's low! I like the bass! So majestic, so elegant... but it sounds kinda spooky.
by Sam October 29, 2004
Bass is one of the most beautiful musical instruments in existence - upright, electric or acoustic, whatever you like better - they're all magical.

Without bass in the room, music can be heard, but not felt.
That girl's a bassist man, she's amazing.

... I CALL DIBS!!!!
by jazzdrummer25 June 23, 2009
Commonly used word in the Beaches area of Toronto and beyond.

A.) Bass refers to the one and only C-Bass. Bass has become a common 'slang' in the teenage language. It is used as a nickname, in replace of other words in common sayings, an adjective etc.

B.) A common place for sick jamz
Guy A: Did you here Jenny hooked up with Tim?

Guy B: For real? What the Bass!

Girl A: Yo reach Bass' tonight?
Guy B: Gonna be sick
by lawlywagon November 04, 2010
a four string instrument commonly tuned to EADG and is similar to the guitar but has a lower pitch. The bass is usually used for rhythm and to give texture to the music. A lot of idiot guitarists say bass is not needed but that is untrue. I'm a guitarist and sometimes I do wish I picked the bass (no pun intended). Some legendary bassists include John Entwhistle, John Paul Jones, Charles Mingus, Roger Waters, and Krist Noveselic.
Listen to some jazz bass. It will blow your mind.
by CMAL14 April 03, 2010
B.A.S.S. basically means taking a Big Ass Super Shit
Chris had food poisoning from shit food on the street, so he often went to the rest room to let out a B.A.S.S.
by ompa loompa November 01, 2010
In singing, the bass (or basso) is the low male voice and the lowest of all six voice types. A bass is typically classified by a vocal range extending two octaves from around the second E below middle C to the E above middle C (E2–E4). The tessitura, or comfortable range, is normally defined by the outermost lines of the bass clef.

The deep, booming sound of the bass seems to come from dark caverns and the bass is usually called to perform the roles of kings, priests, fathers/grandfathers, gods, and Satan.

Some pop singers are basses, although the vocal subcategories used in opera are not applied to them. Examples include Barry White, Isaac Hayes, Thurl Ravenscroft, William Warfield, Harold Reid, Vladamir Miller, Burman Porter, Gary Miller, Wes McKinzie, Tim Duncan, Robert C Guy, Duane Adams, Gary Evans, Richard Sterban, Eric Bennett, George Younce, Christian Davis, Mike Holcomb, Jeff Pearles, Tim Storms, JD Sumner, and Steve Cross.
In popular music, there is not much attention paid to the bass. In classical music, basses are prized.

Based on vocal weight and voice type, basses can be further divided into the following subcategories:

Basso cantante: a light, lyrical voice suited to smooth, sweet singing. Usually in Italian and French opera; the closest German and English equivalent is the bass-baritone.

Basso-buffo: "buffoon bass", comes in both lyric and dramatic weight, but generally this deep, flexible voice is usually used for comical roles.

Basso-profondo: "deep bass", comes in lyric an dramatic weight, and is the lowest, darkest bass. Usually reserved for serious, elegant roles. Examples include Feodor Chaliapin, Maxim Mikhailov, Martti Talvela, Matti Salminen, Kurt Moll, an Kurt Rydl.
by Lorelili June 21, 2013