barytone

1
[ bar-i-tohn ]
/ ˈbær ɪˌtoʊn /
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noun, adjective Music.

Definition for barytone (2 of 3)

barytone

2
[ bar-i-tohn ]
/ ˈbær ɪˌtoʊn /
Classical Greek Grammar

adjective

having the last syllable unaccented.

noun

a barytone word.

Origin of barytone

2
1820–30; < Greek barýtonos, equivalent to barý(s) heavy, deep (of sound) + tónos tone

Definition for barytone (3 of 3)

baritone

or bar·y·tone

[ bar-i-tohn ]
/ ˈbær ɪˌtoʊn /
Music.

noun

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.

adjective

of or relating to a baritone; having the compass of a baritone.

Origin of baritone

1600–10; < Italian baritono low voice < Greek barýtonos deep-sounding. See barytone2
Related formsbar·i·ton·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for barytone (1 of 3)

barytone

1
/ (ˈbærɪˌtəʊn) /

noun

a less common spelling of baritone

British Dictionary definitions for barytone (2 of 3)

barytone

2
/ (ˈbærɪˌtəʊn) in ancient Greek /

adjective

having the last syllable unaccented

noun

a word in which the last syllable is unaccentedCompare oxytone

Word Origin for barytone

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

British Dictionary definitions for barytone (3 of 3)

baritone

/ (ˈbærɪˌtəʊn) /

noun

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

adjective

relating to or denoting a baritonea baritone part
denoting the second lowest instrument in a familythe baritone horn

Word Origin for baritone

C17: from Italian baritono a deep voice, from Greek barutonos deep-sounding, from barus heavy, low + tonos tone
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Word Origin and History for barytone

baritone


n.

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.

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Culture definitions for barytone

baritone


A range of the male singing voice higher than bass and lower than tenor.

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