barytone

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

adjective

having the last syllable unaccented.

noun

a barytone word.

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Origin of barytone

1820–30; <Greek barýtonos, equivalent to barý(s) heavy, deep (of sound) + tónostone
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British Dictionary definitions for barytone (1 of 2)

barytone1
/ (ˈbærɪˌtəʊn) /

noun

a less common spelling of baritone

British Dictionary definitions for barytone (2 of 2)

barytone2
/ (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
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