a baritone is like a (nick) child, it should be seen and not heard, it eats mushy up food and pees the bed. has runny noses and are bad at tuning. known exponents of this fine art are a couple of scottish jakies - bubba and spock
the baritone has just pissed the bed, we'd better clean it up
The sexiest of the male voicings within the realm of choral music. It is just above the Bass range. Abbreviated- Bari
Did you hear that Bari bust that C. Man I want him!!!
Band instrument. In concert band, it looks something like a smaller version of the tuba. Only slightly different than the euphonium (a baritone has more cylindrical tubing while a euphonium's tubing is more conical in shape.) In marching band, it resembles a "trumpet on steroids." Great instrument, often played by very interesting people.
That baritone section sure knows how to make a rich, meaty low brass sound.
The bastard spawn of the tuba and trombone.
Bob: I'm a baritone player.
Tom: Baritone? What's that?
Bob: Uh. Well. Just think of it as a small tuba...
The medium male singing
voice in opera
and non-classical music
(although in choir
, baritones must either choose the tenor
part). Baritones in opera have a range from G2 (the second G below middle C
) to G4 (above middle C). This is the most common male voice type.
Sitting between the tenor and bass, the baritone typically plays supporting roles (fathers, older men, servants, friends of the hero
) as well as the villain
, evil prison wardens, and other nasty
characters. Often teamed with the mezzo-soprano
Many pop singers and Broadway
singers are baritones, although the vocal categories used in opera are not applied to them. Examples include Robert Goulet
, Elvis Presley
, Mark Salling
, Michael Buble
Male voice part higher than the bass and lower than the tenor. For many years thought to derive from "Baron of Tone", that being a good and nobel thing. Later historical investigation concludes that the true derivation is from "Barren of Tone" circa 1937 Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (That's right, SPEBQSA) notes that those compelled to sing the "Baritone Line" are strangely attracted to do so by the absence of melodic interest and frequent awkward intervals.
1937 Audience member 1 - Did you hear that guy on the end standing next to the bass?
Audience member 2 - Oh yeah, what was that guy trying to do?
Audience member 1 - Maybe he's the baritone?
Audience member 2 - Don't know, but he was certainly barren of tone!
someone with a big-ass range in their voice.
A third-world country that borders Kenya. It has a rich history of unkown-ness, and the few who do know about it discriminate Baritone's people. They have faced many hardships, including famine, drought, slow internet, and date rape. Baritone's main export is terrible sounds, test tube babies, and crystal meth. Baritone is overall a rich, diverse country that is only accessible to those who know how to play a double-octave Bflat concert scale perfectly. You must then hop on a motorcycle, DRIVE across the Atlantic Ocean to the Cape of Good Hope, and then meet a Mexican dwarf named Tyler. He will then dig you an underground tunnel right into the heart of the glorious country of Baritone. You may leave Baritone any time by just saying the words, "I know what a Baritone is!" You will then arrive on your NEIGHBORS doorstep.
Tyler: "What's a Baritone?"
Lindsay: "It's a third-world country that borders Kenya."
Tyler: "CAN WE VISIT?!"
Lindsay: "OFF TO BARITONE!!!!"