Adjective "baritone" definition and examples

(Baritone may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbarɪtəʊn/

Definitions and examples

noun

An adult male singing voice between tenor and bass.
  1. 'Crey's voice was a deep baritone that struck her as slightly out of place coming from such a slender build of a man, but what shocked her more was the bow of his head in deference that accompanied his words.'
  2. 'Hawley's style, his sturdy baritone singing songs that combine hints of country with pre-rock pop and orchestral flourishes overlaid with healthy dollop of reverb, has a robust appeal.'
  3. '‘I can't love you any more,’ I sang in my very best imitation of Bebe Daniels, which isn't very good but then a bass baritone can only do so much in the way of 1940s popular soprano.'
  4. 'Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise rose up from the congregation, filling the church with strong English baritones and contraltos.'
  5. 'Or you could board the 165 along Guy and be rattled in your boots by Jacques Roy's big, booming baritone as he sings show tunes in your ear.'
  6. 'With his rich baritone and powerful stage presence, Davis made his mark as an actor, playwright, and spoken-word artist over a distinguished career that lasted nearly 60 years.'
  7. 'Ian Storey is a wonderfully swaggering Pinkerton and his powerful baritone proves the perfect counterpoint to Butterfly's swooning.'
  8. 'The only parallel is DeRosa's soft voice, falling somewhere between a baritone and a tenor.'
  9. 'The group of unaccompanied voices comprises bass, baritone, tenor, mezzo-soprano and soprano.'
  10. 'The child's sound had matured into a full, rich baritone.'
  11. 'he starred as a baritone'
  12. 'The Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel sang three of Hans Sachs' monologues with a depth of dramatic penetration that was awesome.'
  13. 'In an accompanying audio track, a baritone slowly sings the children's lullaby that lent its title to the exhibition.'
  14. 'Soprano Raquel Lojendio is the lovely soloist in five of the songs; together, she and the baritone also sing a lullaby for the baby Jesus.'
  15. 'Your teachers were all baritones and even your tenor voice has a distinct baritonal touch to it…'
  16. 'Devoted to music by American composers, it included songs by John Alden Carpenter and Charles Ives sung by the American baritone Victor Prahl with Messiaen at the piano.'
  17. 'She is joined by soprano Anny Felbermayer, baritones Josef Metternich and Harald Pröglhöpf, tenor Murray Dickie, and bass Walter Berry.'
  18. 'The all-male line-up is two countertenors, one tenor, two baritones, and one bass.'
  19. 'There are eight sopranos, four mezzos, one counter-tenor, three tenors, seven baritones, and two basses.'
  20. 'Technically, Bruce is known as a bass baritone but within that he has been able to sing a variety of roles.'
  21. 'This is the first time I've heard of a baritone singing it.'
An instrument that is second lowest in pitch in its family.
  1. 'Low instruments such as tuba and baritone horn make a sonic imagining of the hippo.'
  2. 'Bob Efford offers an impressive baritone sax solo, and if you were curious, Joe Sample's the guy at the organ.'
  3. 'As you might expect there's a droning baritone banjo, playing drawn out notes over a deeper, more stable cello.'
  4. 'With a sudden explosion of baritone sax, trumpet, and guitar - plus a boxful of percussion toys - the whole song is one ecstatic, extended crescendo.'
  5. 'In most cases, each song is given melodic depth by MacKaye's baritone guitar and Farina's stripped-kit drumming.'
  6. 'Mr Barnes is one of England's leading baritone, alto and tenor saxophone players.'
  7. 'Everything is haunting, from Desmond Shea's baleful trumpet to Chris Mulhauser's baritone guitar, and low frequencies are well catered for.'
  8. 'Paul Watson, part of Sparklehorse's touring band, turns up here playing coronet (and baritone guitar on the album's final song).'
  9. 'She also plays baritone for Swindon Brass band and has been sponsored by fellow members and other local musicians.'
  10. 'Roseman shares solo space with the saxophones of Peter Apfelbaum and Chris Potter among others; baritone, flute and trumpet trace languorous melodies, shadow intricate basslines or fire off precise stabs.'
  11. 'Accompanying them were the Bushwack Horns - a four-piece horn section of trumpet, trombone, baritone and alto sax, which played on the band's latest disc Palace Of Gold.'
  12. 'John joined the band in 1957 as conductor and served in that role and on the euphonium, baritone and bass until ill health forced his retirement in 2000.'
  13. 'I had a reason to expect much from this work, based on other compositions of his, especially his outstanding Edgar Allan Poe song cycle for baritone and piano Lenoriana.'
  14. 'Their trips ranged from traveling in the back of a convertible and staying in a nice hotel to long, hot bus rides and being lodged in a stockade, said Sandee McClammy, a baritone player from Mesquite, Texas.'

More definitions

1. a male voice or voice part intermediate between tenor and bass.

2. a singer with such a voice.

3. a large, valved brass instrument shaped like a trumpet or coiled in oval form, used especially in military bands. adjective

4. of or relating to a baritone; having the compass of a baritone.

More examples(as adjective)

"voices can be baritone."

"solos can be baritone."

"sirs can be baritone."

"ukuleleses can be baritone."

"scheinens can be baritone."

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Origin

Early 17th century: from Italian baritono, from Greek barutonos, from barus ‘heavy’ + tonos (see tone).