baritonal

baritone

[bar-i-tohn] Music.
noun
1.
a male voice or voice part intermediate between tenor and bass.
2.
a singer with such a voice.
3.
a large, valved brass instrument shaped like a trumpet or coiled in oval form, used especially in military bands.
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to a baritone; having the compass of a baritone.
Also, barytone.


Origin:
1600–10; < Italian baritono low voice < Greek barýtonos deep-sounding. See barytone2

baritonal, adjective
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baritone (ˈbærɪˌtəʊn)
 
n
1.  the second lowest adult male voice, having a range approximately from G an eleventh below middle C to F a fourth above it
2.  a singer with such a voice
3.  the second lowest instrument in the families of the saxophone, horn, oboe, etc
 
adj
4.  relating to or denoting a baritone: a baritone part
5.  denoting the second lowest instrument in a family: the baritone horn
 
[C17: from Italian baritono a deep voice, from Greek barutonos deep-sounding, from barus heavy, low + tonos tone]

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baritone
c.1600, from It. baritono, from Gk. 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.
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baritone definition


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

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