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For the type of singing voice, see baritone. For the obsolete string instrument, see baryton.

In Ancient Greek grammar, a barytone is a word without any accent on the last syllable. Words with an acute or circumflex on the second-to-last or third-from-last syllable are barytones, as well as words with no accent on any syllable:

Like the word baritone, it comes from Ancient Greek barýtonos,[1] from barýs "heavy", "low"[2] and tónos "pitch", "sound".[3]

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Herbert Weir Smyth. Greek Grammar. paragraph 158.

  1. ^ βαρύτονος. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project
  2. ^ βαρύς
  3. ^ τόνος