bar·y·ton | \ ˈber-ə-ˌtän, ˈba-rə-\
Definition of baryton
1 : a stringed instrument of the 17th and 18th centuries similar to the bass viol with a fretted fingerboard, six or seven bowed strings, and numerous sympathetic strings behind them He also had to provide music of all kinds for the establishment, and composed … a hundred and seventy-five works featuring the baryton, the Prince's favored instrument.— Andrew Porter, New Yorker, 22 Apr. 1991
2 usually Baryton [ borrowed from German ] : an organ reed stop of 8- or 16-foot pitch
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