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Examples (baritone lead part and singer)
Drawing of a baritone horn.

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From Ancient Greek βαρύτονος (barútonos), from βαρύς (barús, heavy) + τόνος (tónos, tone).


baritone (plural baritones)

  1. The male voice between tenor and bass
  2. The musical range between tenor and bass
  3. A person, instrument, or group that performs in the range between tenor and bass
  4. Specifically, a brass instrument similar to the euphonium, but with a cylindrical bore instead of a conical one.
  5. (linguistics) Alternative form of barytone.

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  • If the lower section of a musical group is divided into two parts, they are called tenor and bass. If the section is divided into three groups, they are called tenor, baritone, and bass.

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