Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A male singer or voice with a range higher than a bass and lower than a tenor.
  • noun An instrument that sounds within this range.
  • noun A vocal or instrumental part written in this range.
  • noun A valved brass instrument similar to but larger than the euphonium.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See barytone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • See barytone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The male voice between tenor and bass
  • noun The musical range between tenor and bass
  • noun A person, instrument, or group that performs in the range between tenor and bass
  • noun Specifically, a brass instrument similar to the euphonium, but with a cylindrical bore instead of a conical one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the second lowest brass wind instrument
  • noun a male singer
  • adjective lower in range than tenor and higher than bass
  • noun the second lowest adult male singing voice

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian baritono, from Greek barutonos, deep sounding : barus, heavy; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots + tonos, tone; see tone.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek βαρύτονος, from βαρύς ("heavy") + τόνος ("tone").

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