Origin of baritone
Related Words for baritonegreat, vivid, profound, hard, dark, rich, strong, extreme, alto, contralto, low, grave, bass, resonant, sonorous, booming, low-pitched
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Contemporary Examples of baritone
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
February 17, 2014
He delivered them from a hefty physical frame, in rounded Australian baritone.Robert Hughes’s Best Quotes on Art, Australia, and More
August 7, 2012
Historical Examples of baritone
His voice seemed weak and high-pitched in comparison to the Hunter's baritone.The Link
Alan Edward Nourse
There, to his surprise, he beheld the author of the baritone performance that had been puzzling him.Bruin
The baritone had not seen her but he had been told that she was very fine.
The baritone was asked what did he think of Mrs. Kearney's conduct.
The tenor had a name with fourteen letters, and the baritone only owned four.The King of Diamonds
Word Origin for baritone
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.