- having the last syllable unaccented.
- a barytone word.
Origin of barytone2
- a male voice or voice part intermediate between tenor and bass.
- a singer with such a voice.
- a large, valved brass instrument shaped like a trumpet or coiled in oval form, used especially in military bands.
- of or relating to a baritone; having the compass of a baritone.
Origin of baritone
Examples from the Web for barytone
The barytone was still singing; but now it was "I'm twenty-one, and she's eighteen."
Still the barytone, who was almost as fond of conversation as of what he termed "vocal."
Barytone called while I was out with Miss J. yesterday on business.Margarita's Soul
This went far enough for attention to the music and the barytone.The Portrait of a Lady
When she spoke it was in a man's barytone, which, when agitated, broke into a sobbing squeak.The Green Book
- a less common spelling of baritone
- having the last syllable unaccented
- a word in which the last syllable is unaccentedCompare oxytone
- the second lowest adult male voice, having a range approximately from G an eleventh below middle C to F a fourth above it
- a singer with such a voice
- the second lowest instrument in the families of the saxophone, horn, oboe, etc
- relating to or denoting a baritonea baritone part
- denoting the second lowest instrument in a familythe baritone horn
Word Origin and History for barytone
c.1600, from Italian baritono, from Greek barytonos "deep-toned, deep-sounding," from barys "heavy, deep," also, of sound, "strong, deep, bass" (see grave (adj.)) + tonos "tone" (see tenet). Technically, "ranging from lower A in bass clef to lower F in treble clef." Meaning "singer having a baritone voice" is from 1821. As a type of brass band instrument, it is attested from 1949.