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.
- bar·i·ton·al, adjective
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How to use baritone in a sentence
His subdued baritone and the gentle sound of a brush on canvas made him an ASMR artist for the analog age.Why is watching Bob Ross paint so dang soothing? We decided to investigate. | Sara Chodosh | July 2, 2021 | Popular-Science
The same one who stands a full foot shorter than the 6-foot-4 Neeson, and whose lilting voice quivers against the head winds of his sonorous baritone.The surprisingly durable second act of Liam Neeson | Scott Tobias | June 25, 2021 | Washington Post
I was following a baseball game at the time, and the entire process took less than half an inning, resulting in the smooth baritone of the play-by-play announcer humming in my ears.Jaybird Vista 2 review: Customizable sound for all athletes | Billy Cadden | June 21, 2021 | Popular-Science
Its low-frequency cut and “presence boost” controls help you dial in the right sound for voices ranging from a rich, understated baritone to an explosive and bright shout-talker.Best podcast microphone: Find the right gear to be your voice’s best friend | Billy Cadden | June 16, 2021 | Popular-Science
Robertson Dean narrates this monumental work in a nicely paced, unflappable bass baritone.The best audiobooks for your summer drive, sorted by length — and who’s in the car | Katherine A. Powers | May 27, 2021 | Washington Post
His velvety smooth baritone is among the most imitated but never quite duplicated.Viral Video of the Day: Morgan Freeman Sucks Helium | Alex Chancey | July 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He sports all black, including a cape and helmet, and has an imposing baritone voice, courtesy of James Earl Jones.The 13 Coolest Movie Dads: ‘Taken,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Die Hard,’ and More | Marlow Stern | June 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His voice would morph from a melodic baritone to a deep, guttural snarl, grinding notes to a pulp.Future Islands Frontman Samuel T. Herring on Their 11-Year Journey to Letterman and Viral Stardom | Marlow Stern | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Upstairs in the galleries, Jim Costanzo spouted lefty politics between tunes on his baritone bugle.Pawel Althamer Creates Art That’s by the People, for the People at the New Museum | Jessica Dawson | February 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And who better than Alec Baldwin, with his deep, ominous baritone, to voice the most imposing (former) figure in the galaxy?Ryan Gosling Rumored For J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars’ Movie: Let’s Cast It | Marlow Stern | July 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had, singularly, a delightfully warm baritone voice, and sang well.Happy House | Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
His voice seemed weak and high-pitched in comparison to the Hunter's baritone.The Link | Alan Edward Nourse
His voice was of the baritone order, deep and sonorous, but he was not loquacious and had a habit of munching.The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight
He had a fair voice, and he sang German hymns and war songs in a mellow baritone as he strode along.The Hosts of the Air | Joseph A. Altsheler
The second time report had coupled her name with a Gabriel Lombardi, a great baritone with whom she was appearing.Murder in Any Degree | Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for baritone
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 baritone: a baritone part
denoting the second lowest instrument in a family: the baritone horn
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Cultural definitions for baritone
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