Clarinet

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˌklæɹɪˈnɛt/, /ˌklɛɹɪˈnɛt/, SAMPA: /%kl{rI"nEt/, /%klErI"nEt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Italian clarinetto diminutive of clarino (trumpet) (as the first clarinets had a strident tone similar to that of a trumpet)

Alternatively, the word may come from French clarinette, diminutive form of clarine (bell), from clarin, from clair (clear).

Noun

Clarinet (plural Clarinets)
  1. a woodwind musical instrument that has a distinctive liquid tone whose characteristics vary among its three registers: chalumeau (low), clarion (medium), and altissimo (high).

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Thesaurus

English horn, Pandean pipe, aulos, basset horn, basset oboe, bassoon, block flute, bombard, bourdon, cello, claribel, clarion, concert flute, contrabassoon, contrafagotto, cornet, cornopean, cromorna, cromorne, cymbel, diapason, double bassoon, double reed, dulciana, fife, fipple flute, flageolet, flute, flute stop, foundation stop, fourniture, gamba, gedeckt, gemshorn, harmonic flute, hautboy, heckelphone, hornpipe, hybrid stop, koppel flute, larigot, licorice stick, melodia, mixture, musette, mutation stop, nazard, oaten reed, oboe, oboe da caccia, ocarina, octave, organ stop, panpipe, penny-whistle, piccolo, pipe, plein jeu, pommer, posaune, principal, quint, quintaten, rank, ranket, recorder, reed, reed instrument, reed stop, register, rohr flute, sax, saxophone, sesquialtera, shawm, single reed, single-reed instrument, sonorophone, spitz flute, stop, stopped diapason, stopped flute, string diapason, string stop, sweet potato, syrinx, tabor pipe, tenoroon, tierce, tin-whistle, tremolo, trombone, trumpet, twelfth, unda maris, vibrato, viola, voix celeste, vox angelica, vox humana, whistle, woods, woodwind, woodwind choir, woodwind instrument

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Noun

Clarinet m. (plural Clarinets)

  1. clarinet

Romanian

Noun

Clarinet n.

  1. clarinet

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