[bar-i-ton; French ba-ree-tawn]
noun, plural bar·y·tons [bar-i-tonz; French ba-ree-tawn] /ˈbær ɪˌtɒnz; French ba riˈtɔ̃/.
an 18th-century stringed instrument with six bowed strings and several additional strings that vibrate sympathetically.
Origin of baryton
see origin at baritone
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for baryton
Historical Examples of baryton
Haydn's magnificent patron and master played the baryton, and it was one of his duties to write pieces for it.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for baryton
a bass viol with sympathetic strings as well as its six main strings
Word Origin for baryton
C18: from French: baritone
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