Bass vs Treble - What's the difference?

bass | treble | Antonyms |

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

trebly; triply.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

bass

English

Etymology 1

(etyl) .

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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.

    Noun

    (es)
  • A low spectrum of sound tones.
  • Peter adjusted the equalizer on his audio equipment to emphasize the bass .
  • A section of musical group that produces low-pitched sound, lower than tenor.
  • The conductor preferred to situate the bass in the middle rear, rather than to one side of the orchestra.
  • A male singer who sings in the bass range.
  • Halfway through middle school, Edgar morphed from a soprano to a bass , much to the amazement and amusement of his fellow choristers.
  • An instrument that plays in the bass range, in particular a double bass, bass guitar, electric bass or bass synthesiser.
  • The musician swung the bass over his head like an axe and smashed it into the amplifier, creating a discordant howl of noise.
  • The clef sign that indicates that the pitch of the notes is below middle C; a bass clef.
  • 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.
    Synonyms
    * (singer) basso * (clef) F clef
    Coordinate terms
    * (voice types) soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, contralto (female); countertenor, tenor, baritone, bass (male)
    Derived terms
    * bass clef * bass drum * bass guitar * bassline * bass music * bass note * booty bass * double bass * electric bass * figured bass * Miami bass

    Verb

  • To sound in a deep tone.
  • * 1623 [1610], (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

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) bas, alteration of bars, from (etyl) .

    Noun

  • The perch; any of various marine and freshwater fish resembling the perch, all within the order of Perciformes.
  • Derived terms
    * black bass * black sea bass * largemouth bass * sea bass * smallmouth bass * spotted bass * striped bass * white bass

    Etymology 3

    A corruption of bast.

    Noun

    (es)
  • The linden or lime tree.
  • Its bark, used for making mats.
  • A hassock or thick mat.
  • treble

    English

    (wikipedia treble)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Threefold, triple.
  • * Dryden
  • A lofty tower, and strong on every side / With treble walls.
  • (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.
  • Antonyms

    * (music) bass * (maths) third

    Adverb

    (-)
  • Trebly; triply.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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.

    Verb

    (trebl)
  • 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.
  • * Chapman
  • He outrageously / (When I accused him) trebled his reply.

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