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Meaning of CLARINET

Pronunciation:  `klaru'net

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a single-reed instrument with a straight tube

CLARINET is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: bass clarinet, basset horn, B-flat clarinet, licorice stick, single-reed instrument, single-reed woodwind



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Clar"i*net`\, n. [F. clarinette, dim. of clarine, from
L. clarus. See {Clear}, and cf. {Clarion}.] (Mus.)
A wind instrument, blown by a single reed, of richer and
fuller tone than the oboe, which has a double reed. It is the
leading instrument in a military band.

Note: [Often improperly called {clarionet}.]

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