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1. Music Variant of baritone.
2. Linguistics A word that has a heavy stress or pitch accent on its penultimate syllable.
Relating to or being a word that has a heavy stress or pitch accent on its penultimate syllable.
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(Music, other) a less common spelling of baritone
(Phonetics & Phonology) having the last syllable unaccented
(Phonetics & Phonology) a word in which the last syllable is unaccented. Compare oxytone
[C19: from Greek barutonos heavy-sounding, from barus heavy + tonos tone]
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1. (of a word in Classical Greek) having the last syllable unaccented.n.
2. a barytone word.
[1820–30; < Greek barýtonos=barý(s) heavy, deep (of sound) + tónos tone]
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