from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music Variant of baritone.
- n. Linguistics A word that has a heavy stress or pitch accent on its penultimate syllable.
- adj. Linguistics Relating to or being a word that has a heavy stress or pitch accent on its penultimate syllable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not having the acute accent on the final syllable of a word, especially with reference to Greek grammar
- n. An alternative (and rare) form of baritone, a male voice or instrument with that range.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Grave and deep, as a kind of male voice.
- adj. Not marked with an accent on the last syllable, the grave accent being understood.
- n. A male voice, the compass of which partakes of the common bass and the tenor, but which does not descend as low as the one, nor rise as high as the other.
- n. A person having a voice of such range.
- n. The viola di gamba, now entirely disused.
- n. A word which has no accent marked on the last syllable, the grave accent being understood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the quality of a voice or instrument intermediate between a bass and a tenor: as, a barytone voice. See II.
- In Greek grammar: Pronounced with the (theoretical) grave accent on the last syllable (see grave, a.); having the last syllable unaccented: as, a barytone word, such as
- Causing a word to be without accent on the final syllable: as, a barytone suffix.
- n. In music: A male voice, the compass of which partakes of the bass and the tenor, but which does not descend so low as the one nor rise so high as the other.
- n. A stringed instrument played with a bow, resembling the viola da gamba, called in Italian viola di bardone or bordone.
- n. The name usually given to the smaller brass sax-horn in or C.
- n. In Greek grammar, a word which has the last syllable unaccented.
- In Greek grammar, to pronounce or write without accent on the last syllable: as, to barytone a word.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a male singer
From Latin barytonos, from Greek βαρύτονος ‘not oxytone’. (Wiktionary)