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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Italian
Origin: baritono, from Greek barytonos 'deep-sounding', from barys 'heavy' + tonos 'tone'

baritone

1 noun
     
bar‧i‧tone1
1APM [countable] a male singing voice that is lower than a tenor but higher than a bass, or a man with a voice like this:
a famous baritone
2 [singular] the part of a musical work that is written for a baritone voice or instrument:
Can you sing the baritone?
alto2 (2), bass1 (2), soprano1 (2), tenor1 (2)
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