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bar·i·tone / ˈbariˌtōn/ • n. 1. an adult male singing voice between tenor and bass: he sang in a rich baritone. ∎  a singer with such a voice. ∎  a part written for such a voice. 2. an instrument that is second lowest in pitch in its family. ∎  a large, valved brass instrument in coiled oval form, used esp. in military or street bands. • adj. second lowest in musical pitch.

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baritone. Male v. roughly midway in compass between ten. and bass and sometimes combining elements of both. Normal range from A to f♯′. But in It. and Fr. opera bars. are sometimes required to sing up to a♭′. The bass-bar. (e.g. Wagner's Wotan and Hans Sachs) has a range A♭–f′.

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baritone or barytone (both: băr´Ĭtōn), male voice, in a lighter and higher range than a bass but lower than a tenor. The term also designates a bass stringed instrument, fretted, with six or seven bowed strings, and up to 20 sympathetic (i.e., unplayed but freely vibrating) strings. Haydn wrote many works for this instrument.

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baritone Name for the register of the human voice that falls between that of tenor and bass. It has been much used in operas since the 18th century; Mozart, Verdi, and Wagner, among others, have written major roles for the baritone voice.

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baritone XVII. — It. baritono — Gr. barútonos, f. barús heavy.

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