Bass vs bass

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Bass and bass are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. We will examine the definitions of the words bass and bass, where these words came from, and a few examples of their use in sentences.

A bass (bass) is a type of fish that belongs to the perch family. There are many different species of bass, both freshwater and marine species. Bass are game fish and are eaten. The word bass to mean a fish is derived from the Old English word bærs, which means perch or bass fish. The preferred plural form of bass is bass, though basses is seen occasionally.

Bass (base) is used as a noun or an adjective and means the lowest in pitch, deepest sound-producing voice or instrument. Examples of such instruments are the bass guitar, a bass drum, and a bass horn. The word bass is also used to mean the portion of a musical composition that is played at the lowest pitch or it may mean a man who sings the lowest part of a musical composition. The word bass is derived from the Latin word bassus, which means low. The plural form of bass is basses.


Sometimes, he said, a pond is big enough that bass and bluegill will reproduce enough on their own, but the pond at David City Park just isn’t one of those. (The Columbus Telegram)

New striped bass fishing regulations are now in place that require recreational anglers not aboard for-hire fishing vessels to use inline circle hooks when using whole or natural-cut baits. (Martha’s Vineyard Times)

The Statler Brothers: The were no Statlers in the Statler Brothers, but the quartet included two brothers — Don Reid, who sang lead, and his older brother Harold Reid, who sang bass. (Billboard Magazine)

Bass player Tom Bidgood said that there would be 30 bands from around New Zealand competing for the title of National Rockquest winner, and In Business would submit a four song video for consideration. (The New Zealand Herald)