[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</p>
John F. Runciman
An amusing story is told of Kraft, the Eisenstadt 'cellist, at this time, who occasionally played the second baryton.
Kraft presented the prince with a composition into which he had introduced a solo for himself as second baryton.
- a bass viol with sympathetic strings as well as its six main strings
C18: from French: baritone
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