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baritone

noun bari·tone \ ˈber-ə-ˌtōn , ˈba-rə- \
variants: or less commonly
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of baritone

1 : a male singing voice of medium compass between bass and tenor; also : a person having this voice
2 : a member of a family of instruments having a range between tenor and bass; especially : the baritone saxhorn or baritone saxophone

baritonal

play \ˌbar-ə-ˈtō-nᵊl\ adjective

Examples of baritone in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of baritone

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


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baritone

adjective
variants: or less commonly barytone

Definition of baritone

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

First Known Use of baritone

1729


BARITONE Defined for English Language Learners

baritone

noun

Definition of baritone for English Language Learners

  • 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


baritone

adjective

Definition of baritone for English Language Learners

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


BARITONE Defined for Kids

baritone

noun bari·tone \ ˈber-ə-ˌtōn \

Definition of baritone for Students

1 : a male singing voice between bass and tenor in range
2 : a singer having a baritone voice

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