baritone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj baritone lower in range than tenor and higher than bass "a baritone voice","baritone oboe"
    • n baritone the second lowest brass wind instrument
    • n baritone the second lowest adult male singing voice
    • n baritone a male singer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Baritone (Mus) A male voice, the compass of which partakes of the common bass and the tenor, but which does not descend as low as the one, nor rise as high as the other.
    • Baritone (Mus) A person having a voice of such range.
    • Baritone (Greek Gram) A word which has no accent marked on the last syllable, the grave accent being understood.
    • Baritone (Mus) Grave and deep, as a kind of male voice.
    • Baritone (Greek Gram) Not marked with an accent on the last syllable, the grave accent being understood.
    • a. & n Baritone See Barytone.
    • Baritone (Mus) The viola di gamba, now entirely disused.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • baritone See barytone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Baritone bar′i-tōn Same as Barytone.
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Quotations

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    “Of all natural forces, vitality is the incommunicable one. Vitality never takes. You have it or you haven't it, like health or brown eyes or a baritone voice.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. bary`tonos; bary`s heavy + to`nos tone

Usage

In literature:

Le Count, a baritone singer of excellence.
"Music and Some Highly Musical People" by James M. Trotter
Sielcken's widow was married in New York, February 11, 1922, to Joseph M. Schwartz, the Russian baritone of the Chicago Opera Company.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Jerry had a fine baritone voice, and he loved music.
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
American debut of Charles Santley, noted English baritone, in "Zampa" at New York City.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Tamberlik, like Sims Reeves and Jean de Reszke, sang originally as a baritone, and developed later into a tenor.
"Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee
His voice is a rich and powerful baritone.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
His voice is a rich baritone, and he yodels like the Tyrolese.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
Her somewhat veiled, sweet soprano blended with his rich baritone, just as I had heard it nine years before.
"Magnhild Dust" by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Then Madame Broun, the Lady Baritone, cleared her throat.
"Believe You Me!" by Nina Wilcox Putnam
There was baritone music in his laugh.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
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In news:

Breyon, a bass-baritone, hopes to sing in front of large crowds in the future.
Internationally celebrated baritone Peter Coleman-Wright in the role of Count Almaviva, is pelted with white flowers during the final rehearsal of Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro' at the Sydney Opera House on July 21, 2010.
THE songwriter Stephin Merritt, a diminutive baritone with sad eyes, is not the sort of person who does much spontaneous laughing.
American Boychoir with baritone Nathan Gunn.
Cleveland-born bass -baritone Mark S Doss performs Saturday with the Singers'™ Club of Cleveland at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts and Sunday in recital at the Music Settlement.
Cleveland-born bass-baritone Mark S Doss performs Saturday with the Singers'™ Club of Cleveland at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts and Sunday in recital at the Music Settlement.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone who championed German lieder, dies at 86.
American Boychoir with baritone Nathan Gunn.
"Orientale": The baritone Michael Kelly singing Monteverdi at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday.
John's powerful baritone and wide vocal range has allowed him to master the crooner 's voice.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Lyrical and Powerful Baritone, Dies at 86.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, a German baritone whose name is inescapable in talk of classical song, died this morning at age 86.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the German baritone known for repopularizing lieder, the musical settings of mostly German poems from the 18th and 19th centuries, died on Friday at his home in Bavaria.
Bass, Guitar, Composer, Vocals, Lyricist, Producer, Dulcimer (Hammer), Lap Steel Guitar, Synthesizer Strings, Guitar (Baritone), Group Member.
He and baritone sax player Roger Lewis say the dog surged from an open door after Towns knocked at Lewis' room.
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