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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.
Contemporary Examples

Upstairs in the galleries, Jim Costanzo spouted lefty politics between tunes on his baritone bugle.
Pawel Althamer Creates Art That’s by the People, for the People at the New Museum Jessica Dawson February 16, 2014

He delivered them from a hefty physical frame, in rounded Australian baritone.
Robert Hughes’s Best Quotes on Art, Australia, and More August 6, 2012

Historical Examples

In the second act of that work the tenor and baritone fight a duel.
The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I James H. Mapleson

There, to his surprise, he beheld the author of the baritone performance that had been puzzling him.
Bruin Mayne Reid

She acquired it by marriage to Salvatore Marchesi, an Italian baritone.
The Voice Frank E. Miller

His voice seemed weak and high-pitched in comparison to the Hunter’s baritone.
The Link Alan Edward Nourse

With him were associated Gnther and Schmidt as bass singers, and Saal as a baritone.
Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3) Otto Jahn

The baritone was asked what did he think of Mrs. Kearney’s conduct.
Dubliners James Joyce

John joined in the chorus, in a baritone voice somewhat marred by trench life.
Non-combatants and Others Rose Macaulay

The tenor had a name with fourteen letters, and the baritone only owned four.
The King of Diamonds Louis Tracy

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 baritone: a baritone part
denoting the second lowest instrument in a family: the baritone horn

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.

A range of the male singing voice higher than bass and lower than tenor.


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