baritone


baritone
bar|i|tone1 [ˈbærıtəun US -toun] n
[Date: 1600-1700; : Italian; Origin: baritono, from Greek barytonos 'deep-sounding', from barys 'heavy' + tonos 'tone']
1.)
a male singing voice that is lower than a ↑tenor but higher than a ↑bass, or a man with a voice like this
Frederico Lucetti, the famous baritone
2.) [singular]
the part of a musical work that is written for a baritone voice or instrument
Can you sing the baritone?
→↑alto2 (2), ↑bass1 (2), ↑soprano1 (2), ↑tenor1 (2)
baritone 2
baritone2 adj [only before noun]
a baritone voice or instrument is lower than a ↑tenor but higher than a ↑bass

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  • baritone — [bar′ə tōn΄, ber′ə tōn΄] n. [It baritono < Gr barytonos, deep toned < barys, heavy, deep (see GRAVE1) + tonos, TONE] 1. the range of a male voice between tenor and bass 2. a) a voice or singer with such a range b) an i …   English World dictionary

  • baritone — (n.) c.1600, from It. baritono, from Gk. barytonos deep toned, deep sounding, from barys heavy, deep, also, of sound, strong, deep, bass (see GRAVE (Cf. grave) (adj.)) + tonos tone (see TENET (Cf. tenet)). Technically, ranging from lower A in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • baritone — ► NOUN 1) an adult male singing voice between tenor and bass. 2) (before another noun ) denoting an instrument that is second lowest in pitch in its family: a baritone sax. ORIGIN Greek barutonos, from barus heavy + tonos tone …   English terms dictionary

  • Baritone — Bar i*tone, a. & n. See {Barytone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baritone — This article is about the voice type. For other uses, see Baritone (disambiguation). Voice type Female voices Soprano Mezzo soprano Contralto Male voices Countertenor Tenor Baritone Bass Baritone (or barytone) is a type of male singing voice that …   Wikipedia

  • baritone — baritonal, adj. /bar i tohn /, Music. n. 1. a male voice or voice part intermediate between tenor and bass. 2. a singer with such a voice. 3. a large, valved brass instrument shaped like a trumpet or coiled in oval form, used esp. in military… …   Universalium

  • baritone — [[t]bæ̱rɪtoʊn[/t]] baritones 1) N COUNT In music, a baritone is a man with a fairly deep singing voice that is lower than that of a tenor but higher than that of a bass. ...the young American baritone Monte Pederson. 2) N SING: oft N n If a man… …   English dictionary

  • baritone — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pleasant, rich ▪ deep, low BARITONE + NOUN ▪ voice ▪ solo …   Collocations dictionary

  • baritone — I. noun also barytone Etymology: French baryton or Italian baritono, from Greek barytonos deep sounding, from barys heavy + tonos tone more at grieve Date: 1609 1. a male singing voice of medium compass between bass and tenor; also a person… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • baritone — UK [ˈbærɪˌtəʊn] / US [ˈberɪˌtoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms baritone : singular baritone plural baritones music a) a man with a singing voice that is fairly deep, in the range between a tenor and a bass b) a baritone singing voice …   English dictionary


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