Definition of baritone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbærɪtəʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærɪtoʊn//
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  1. 1a man’s singing voice with a range between tenor and bass1; a man with a baritone voice He sang in his rich baritone See related entries: People in the music world
  2. 2a musical instrument that is second lowest in pitch in its family
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Italian baritono, from Greek barutonos, from barus ‘heavy’ + tonos ‘tension, tone’, from teinein ‘to stretch’.

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