- a male voice or voice part intermediate between tenor and bass.
- a singer with such a voice.
- a large, valved brass instrument shaped like a trumpet or coiled in oval form, used especially in military bands.
- of or relating to a baritone; having the compass of a baritone.
- the second lowest adult male voice, having a range approximately from G an eleventh below middle C to F a fourth above it
- a singer with such a voice
- the second lowest instrument in the families of the saxophone, horn, oboe, etc
- relating to or denoting a baritonea baritone part
- denoting the second lowest instrument in a familythe baritone horn
c.1600, from Italian baritono, from Greek barytonos “deep-toned, deep-sounding,” from barys “heavy, deep,” also, of sound, “strong, deep, bass” (see grave (adj.)) + tonos “tone” (see tenet). Technically, “ranging from lower A in bass clef to lower F in treble clef.” Meaning “singer having a baritone voice” is from 1821. As a type of brass band instrument, it is attested from 1949.