[bar-i-ton; French ba-ree-tawn]
- an 18th-century stringed instrument with six bowed strings and several additional strings that vibrate sympathetically.
Origin of baryton
From French; see origin at baritone
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Examples from the Web for baryton
Haydn's magnificent patron and master played the baryton, and it was one of his duties to write pieces for it.Haydn
John F. Runciman
Kraft presented the prince with a composition into which he had introduced a solo for himself as second baryton.
An amusing story is told of Kraft, the Eisenstadt 'cellist, at this time, who occasionally played the second baryton.
- a bass viol with sympathetic strings as well as its six main strings
C18: from French: baritone
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