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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ At last the choruses dropped to a quartet, to a duet, and finally even Lachlan's fine solo baritone petered out.
▪ By profession he was a baritone and musicologist.
▪ He was a tall, elegantly Streetwise Chicago singer with a light baritone.
▪ It was low-pitched and reverentially modulated, a nice, crisp, modest baritone.
▪ Which compels this scribe to ask when his voice changed into its deep baritone.
▪ With his Soft Machine background, his deadpan baritone, his witty lyrics and catchy tunes, how could he fail?
▪ A baritone singer from the chorus joined us and we went to a regular Central City bar.
▪ Alto and baritone saxophones. b. Syracuse, New York, 1954.
▪ And the string I happened to have on there resonated perfectly with the way Dana played the baritone sax.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

low-pitched \low-pitched\ adj.

  1. low in pitch or frequency; -- used of sounds and voices. Opposite of high-pitched. [Narrower terms: {alto, contralto ; {baritone ; {bass, deep ; {contrabass, double-bass ; {throaty ]

    Syn: low.

  2. set at a low angle or slant; having a low degree of pitch; as, a low-pitched roof.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


n. 1 The male voice between tenor and bass 2 The musical range between tenor and bass 3 A person, instrument, or group that performs in the range between tenor and bass 4 ''Specifically'', a brass instrument similar to the euphonium, but with a cylindrical bore instead of a conical one. 5 (context linguistics Serbo-Croatian) (alternative form of barytone English).


adj. lower in range than tenor and higher than bass; "a baritone voice"; "baritone oboe"

  1. n. a male singer [syn: barytone]

  2. the second lowest adult male singing voice [syn: baritone voice]

  3. the second lowest brass wind instrument [syn: baritone horn]


A baritone is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range lies between the bass and the tenor voice types. It is the most common male voice. Originally from the Greek , meaning deep (or heavy) sounding, music for this voice is typically written in the range from the second F below middle C to the F above middle C (i.e. F–F) in choral music, and from the second A below middle C to the A above middle C (A to A) in operatic music, but can be extended at either end. The baritone voice type is generally divided into the baryton-Martin baritone (light baritone), lyric baritone, Kavalierbariton, Verdi baritone, dramatic baritone, baryton-noble baritone, and the bass-baritone.

Baritone (disambiguation)

Baritone generally refers to the vocal or instrumental part between the tenor and bass lines. For more on this see Musical instrument classification. Baritone might refer to:

  • Baritone voice type
    • Bass-baritone voice type
  • Baritone horn (sometimes called simply the baritone or abbreviated to bari)
  • Baritone saxophone (sometimes called simply a bari or barry)
  • Baritone guitar
  • Baritone ukulele
  • a possible alternate spelling of Baryton
  • Hautbois baryton, or baritone oboe, also called the bass oboe.

Usage examples of "baritone".

Kearney had to stand aside to allow the baritone and his accompanist to pass up to the platform.

Mrs Kearney had to stand aside to allow the baritone and his accompanist to pass up to the platform.

Ballaw played the introduction and Brome began singing, with Rowanoak providing a fine baritone harmony line.

Once the baritones had finished telling of the dread sickness in the land, which had struck with incredible speed across the breath of Pern, the full chorus quietly introduced the refrain, of Moreta secluded with her queen, Orlith, who is about to clutch in Fort Weyr, while the healers from all holds and Weyrs try to isolate the form of the disease and find a cure.

It was when the septet became an octet that the group finally matured, and the new, fuller sound was due to Hank Crawford switching from baritone to alto and the presence of the remarkable Leroy Cooper on baritone.

Two pairs of bodyguards walked in front of us, while the trio behind us kept up a marching song, the baritone taking up the verse and melody, the tenor gracing the end of each phrase with a high harmony that soared above like a bird, while the bass sang a slow countermelody that still managed to keep perfect time.

Ezra began shouting for Edgewater in the remnants of a once-impressive baritone.

The soprano leaves the baritone and goes up to a high D and just hangs there, either shattered or ecstatic.

With tremendous exordium of brass, the tenor and baritone go at it with a will, showing off the power of their voices, following each other in canonic imitation, singing together in thirds and sixths, and finishing with a lurid unison, quite in the manner of Ruy Gomez and Ernani, or Othello and Iago.

I sing baritone, and I wish to say I sing a very fine baritone, at that.

I am the one who holds these last words, such as love, and baby, and you can hear my fine baritone very far indeed, especially when I give a little extra roll like bay-hay-ay-ay-BEE!

Its voice was a warm rich baritone, not at all the way Wiz had expected a lobster to sound.

His voice, a rich strong baritone, could belong to a trained singer or actor.

These and all their possible permutations are ways he talks, joking or mortally serious, over a beer or the phone in a bluesy baritone that slides to whiskey bass depending on his mood.

At those times, I could hear his deep, raspy baritone as he reported to Willie in the study.