Definition of Bassist

1. Noun. A musician who play the bass viol.

Generic synonyms: Instrumentalist, Musician, Player

Definition of Bassist

1. Noun. A musician who plays a bass instrument. ¹

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Definition of Bassist

1. a person who plays a double bass [n -S]

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Literary usage of Bassist

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1. My Memories by Ovide Musin (1920)
"That was the first time that a double bassist had ever appeared as a soloist at a concert in Liege. The second time I heard Vieuxtemps was two years ..."

2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Being the Sixth Volume of the by Charles Newell Boyd, Waldo Selden Pratt (1920)
"Hungary, 1855), came to America in 1876 as double- bassist in the Thomas Orchestra and has since been a noted player and teacher in New York. ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1912)
"By 1524 he was at Torgau as bassist to Frederick the Wise, and during the same year he assisted Luther at Wittenberg in adapting the old music to Lutheran ..."

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