Bass vs Treble - What's the difference?
Bass is an antonym of treble.
As adjectives the difference between bass and treble
is that bass
is of sound, a voice or an instrument, low in pitch or frequency while treble
is threefold, triple.
As nouns the difference between bass and treble
is that bass
is a low spectrum of sound tones or bass
can be the perch; any of various marine and freshwater fish resembling the perch, all within the order of perciformes while treble
is (music) the highest singing voice (especially as for a boy) or part in musical composition.
As verbs the difference between bass and treble
is that bass
is to sound in a deep tone while treble
is to multiply by three; to make into three parts, layers, or thrice the amount.
As a adverb treble is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Of sound, a voice or an instrument, low in pitch or frequency.
- The giant spoke in a deep, bass , rumbling voice that shook me to my boots.
A low spectrum of sound tones.
A section of musical group that produces low-pitched sound, lower than tenor.
- Peter adjusted the equalizer on his audio equipment to emphasize the bass .
A male singer who sings in the bass range.
- The conductor preferred to situate the bass in the middle rear, rather than to one side of the orchestra.
An instrument that plays in the bass range, in particular a double bass, bass guitar, electric bass or bass synthesiser.
- Halfway through middle school, Edgar morphed from a soprano to a bass , much to the amazement and amusement of his fellow choristers.
The clef sign that indicates that the pitch of the notes is below middle C; a bass clef.
- The musician swung the bass over his head like an axe and smashed it into the amplifier, creating a discordant howl of noise.
- The score had been written without the treble and bass , but it was easy to pick out which was which based on the location of the notes on the staff.
* (singer) basso
* (clef) F clef
* (voice types) soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, contralto (female); countertenor, tenor, baritone, bass (male)
* bass clef
* bass drum
* bass guitar
* bass music
* bass note
* booty bass
* double bass
* electric bass
* figured bass
* Miami bass
To sound in a deep tone.
* 1623 , (William Shakespeare), The Tempest (First Folio ed.), act III, scene iii, lines 99-99
- and the Thunder
(That deepe and dreadfull Organ-Pipe) pronounc'd
The name of Pro?per : it did ba?e my Tre?pa??e
From (etyl) bas, alteration of bars, from (etyl) .
The perch; any of various marine and freshwater fish resembling the perch, all within the order of Perciformes.
* black bass
* black sea bass
* largemouth bass
* sea bass
* smallmouth bass
* spotted bass
* striped bass
* white bass
A corruption of bast.
The linden or lime tree.
Its bark, used for making mats.
A hassock or thick mat.
(music) Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano.
* 1957 , :
*:He put his cigar in his mouth, and, with his right hand, up in the treble keys, he began to play, in octaves, the melody of a song called "The Kinkajou," which, somewhat notably, had shifted into and ostensibly out of popularity before he was born.
High in pitch; shrill.
- A lofty tower, and strong on every side / With treble walls.
* (music) bass
* (maths) third
(music) The highest singing voice (especially as for a boy) or part in musical composition.
(music) A person or instrument having a treble voice or pitch; a boy soprano.
Any high-pitched or shrill voice or sound.
A threefold quantity or number; something having three parts or having been tripled.
(darts) Any of the narrow areas enclosed by the two central circles on a dartboard, worth three times the usual value of the segment.
(sports) Three goals, victories, awards etc. in a given match or season.
* 2014 , Jacob Steinberg, "
Wigan shock Manchester City in FA Cup again to reach semi-finals", The Guardian , 9 March 2014:
- As for City, a domestic treble is off the cards and they must haul themselves off the floor quickly with the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against Barcelona on Wednesday.
To multiply by three; to make into three parts, layers, or thrice the amount.
To become multiplied by three or increased threefold.
To make a shrill or high-pitched noise.
To utter in a treble key; to whine.
- He outrageously / (When I accused him) trebled his reply.