Other forms: baritones

A baritone is a singer with a deep, rich voice. The male star of an opera is usually a baritone.

You can use the word baritone to mean the singer himself, or as an adjective to describe his voice. A baritone singing voice is the most common one for a man, falling in between the higher tenor and lower bass registers. Baritone comes from the Italian baritono, with its Greek root word barytonos, "deep-voiced," combining barys, "heavy or deep" and tonos, "tone."

Definitions of baritone
  1. noun
    the second lowest adult male singing voice
    synonyms: baritone voice
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    type of:
    singing voice
    the musical quality of the voice while singing
  2. noun
    the second lowest brass wind instrument
    synonyms: baritone horn
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    type of:
    brass, brass instrument
    a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
  3. noun
    a male singer
    synonyms: barytone
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    type of:
    singer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer
    a person who sings
  4. adjective
    lower in range than tenor and higher than bass
    “a baritone voice”
    baritone oboe”
    low, low-pitched
    used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
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