Baritone Definition

bărĭ-tōn
noun
A male singer or voice with a range higher than a bass and lower than a tenor.
American Heritage
The range of a male voice between tenor and bass.
Webster's New World
An instrument that sounds within this range.
American Heritage
A voice or singer with such a range.
Webster's New World
A vocal or instrumental part written in this range.
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adjective
Of, for, or having the range of a baritone.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Baritone

Noun

Singular:
baritone
Plural:
baritones

Origin of Baritone

  • Italian baritono from Greek barutonos deep sounding barus heavy gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots tonos tone tone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek βαρύτονος (barutonos), from βαρύς (barus, “heavy”) + τόνος (tonos, “tone”).

    From Wiktionary

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