A Word A Day : Baritone

Friday, 21st December 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun & Adjective )

Pronunciation : bar'i-ton

1. A male singer or voice with a range higher than a bass and lower than a tenor

2. An instrument that sounds within this range

3. A vocal or instrumental part written in this range

4. A valved brass instrument similar to but larger than the euphonium

5. Of or pertaining to a baritone


Italian baritono, from Greek barutonos, deep sounding - barus, heavy + tonos - tone


alto, euphonium



Contextual Examples:

• His baritone voice worked beautifully with the voices of the other singers.

• Mr. Sungh was remembered as a Newsreader with beard, baritone voice and perfect diction.

Related Words:

barytone: Noun

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