UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbæs/, /ˈbeɪs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/beɪs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bās for 1; bs for 2-3)

Inflections of 'bass' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Especially as a collective pronoun—e.g. "The men are fishing for bass.")
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Mainly when talking about different types of bass—e.g. "Basses include the largemouth bass and the smallmouth bass.")
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bass - base
These words are both usually pronounced /beɪs/.
A bass is a male singer who can sing very low notes.
...the great Russian bass Chaliapin.
A bass saxophone, guitar, or other musical instrument is one that has a lower range of notes than other instruments of its kind.
The girl vocalist had been joined by the lead and bass guitars.
A bass is also an edible fish that is found in rivers and the sea. There are several types of bass.
They unloaded their catch of cod and bass.
Be careful
Note that this sense of the word bass is pronounced /bæs/.
The base of something is its lowest edge or part.
...the switch on the lamp base.
I had back pain starting at the base of my spine and shooting up it.
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