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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 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. 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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Concerned Polish drama about a prominent opera singer who promises to deliver a grand concert upon returning to his small town, only to lose his voice just before the show is to start. Proof positive that the opera ain't over 'til the fat lady sings. 100m/C VHS . PL Zbigniew Zapasiewicz; D: Janusz Zaorski.

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