- having the last syllable unaccented.
- a barytone word.
Origin of barytone2
- 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.
- of or relating to a baritone; having the compass of a baritone.
Origin of baritone
Examples from the Web for barytone
Historical Examples of barytone
Still the barytone, who was almost as fond of conversation as of what he termed "vocal."
The barytone was still singing; but now it was "I'm twenty-one, and she's eighteen."
Barytone called while I was out with Miss J. yesterday on business.Margarita's Soul
This went far enough for attention to the music and the barytone.The Portrait of a Lady
When she spoke it was in a man's barytone, which, when agitated, broke into a sobbing squeak.The Green Book
- a less common spelling of baritone
- having the last syllable unaccented
- a word in which the last syllable is unaccentedCompare oxytone
Word Origin for barytone
- 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
- relating to or denoting a baritonea baritone part
- denoting the second lowest instrument in a familythe baritone horn
Word Origin for baritone
Word Origin and History for barytone
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.