[ bar-i-tohn ]

  1. having the last syllable unaccented.

  1. a barytone word.

Origin of barytone

1820–30; <Greek barýtonos, equivalent to barý(s) heavy, deep (of sound) + tónostone

Words Nearby barytone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use barytone in a sentence

  • The true vocal bands are placed much as they are when a barytone is singing a very low tone.

  • Mr. Pigott has a delicious tenor voice, and Mr. Redford a fine barytone.

  • "It is the frost in the air, my son," the priest responded in a mellow barytone.

    The Grey Cloak | Harold MacGrath
  • The double-basses and solo barytone are the spokesmen for the tuneful host.

    How to Listen to Music, 7th ed. | Henry Edward Krehbiel
  • Followed a beautiful young barytone whom Miss Bouverie had brought from London in her pocket for the tour.

    Stingaree | E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

British Dictionary definitions for barytone (1 of 2)


/ (ˈbærɪˌtəʊn) /

  1. a less common spelling of baritone

British Dictionary definitions for barytone (2 of 2)


/ (ˈbærɪˌtəʊn) in ancient Greek /

  1. having the last syllable unaccented

  1. a word in which the last syllable is unaccented: Compare oxytone

Origin of barytone

C19: from Greek barutonos heavy-sounding, from barus heavy + tonos tone

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