From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
baritonebar‧i‧tone1 /ˈbærətəʊn $ -toʊn/ noun 1 APM[countable] a male singing voice that is lower than a tenor but higher than a bass, or a man with a voice like this a famous baritone2 [singular] the part of a musical work that is written for a baritone voice or instrument Can you sing the baritone? alto2(2), bass1(2), soprano1(2), tenor1(2)
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baritoneBy profession he was a baritone and musicologist.With his Soft Machine background, his deadpan baritone, his witty lyrics and catchy tunes, how could he fail?Which compels this scribe to ask when his voice changed into its deep baritone.He was a tall, elegantly Streetwise Chicago singer with a light baritone.It was low-pitched and reverentially modulated, a nice, crisp, modest baritone.At last the choruses dropped to a quartet, to a duet, and finally even Lachlan's fine solo baritone petered out.
baritonebaritone2 adjective [only before noun] a baritone voice or instrument is lower than a tenor but higher than a bass
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baritoneAnd the string I happened to have on there resonated perfectly with the way Dana played the baritone sax.Alto and baritone saxophones. b. Syracuse, New York, 1954.A baritone singer from the chorus joined us and we went to a regular Central City bar.
Origin baritone (1600-1700) Italian baritono, from Greek barytonos deep-sounding, from barys heavy + tonos tone