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baritone

noun bari·tone \ˈber-ə-ˌtōn, ˈba-rə-\

Simple Definition of baritone

  • music : a man's singing voice that is higher than the voice of the bass and lower than the voice of the tenor; also : a singer who has such a voice

Full Definition of baritone

  1. 1 :  a male singing voice of medium compass between bass and tenor; also :  a person having this voice

  2. 2 :  a member of a family of instruments having a range between tenor and bass; especially :  the baritone saxhorn or baritone saxophone

bari·ton·al play \ˌbar-ə-ˈtō-nəl\ adjective

Examples of baritone

  1. He sang in his school choir as a baritone.



Variants of baritone

also bary·tone \ˈber-ə-ˌtōn, ˈba-rə-\

Origin of baritone

French baryton or Italian baritono, from Greek barytonos deep sounding, from barys heavy + tonos tone — more at grieve


First Known Use: 1609


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baritone

adjective bari·tone

Simple Definition of baritone

  • : having a range that is higher than a bass and lower than a tenor

Full Definition of baritone

  1. :  relating to or having the range or part of a baritone

1729

First Known Use of baritone

1729

Variants of baritone

also barytone


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