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Definition of "baritone" []

  • A male singer or voice with a range higher than a bass and lower than a tenor. (noun)
  • An instrument that sounds within this range. (noun)
  • A vocal or instrumental part written in this range. (noun)
  • A valved brass instrument similar to but larger than the euphonium. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "baritone" in a sentence
  • "It is hoped that Domingo will be fit to return to the Royal Opera House in June, when he is due to take on the title baritone title role in Verdi's 1881 version of"
  • "His warm, grainy baritone is still so closely identified with such familiar ballads as "Stardust" and "The Christmas Song" that it 's hard to imagine anyone else performing them."
  • "Mr. Elling's treatments of standards (like "Stairway to the Stars") are amazingly straightforward and heartfelt — and his baritone is deep and warm."