Meaning of “baritone” in the English Dictionary


"baritone" in English

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baritonenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbær.ɪ.təʊn/ us /ˈber.ə.toʊn/

Examples from literature

  • By degrees he recovered his voice, and became known as a great baritone. 
  • I have seen many tenors and baritones who forced the heavy chest voice up until they developed an automatic clutch, and could sing the upper tones only with extreme effort. 
  • Second only to this aim was another—to know the great baritone personally, to become his friend, to discuss the finest issues of art with him, to consult him and have the benefit of his experience. 
  • The large, dark, distinctly-foreign looking man was the great baritone of one of the opera houses. 
  • While all singers who come from the sunny land cannot boast all these qualifications, Mr. De Luca, baritone of the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, can do so. 

(Definition of “baritone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"baritone" in American English

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baritonenoun [ C ]

us /ˈbær·ɪˌtoʊn/

a man’s singing voice in the range lower than a tenor, or a person or musical instrument with this range

(Definition of “baritone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)