- a woodwind musical instrument that has a distinctive liquid tone whose characteristics vary among its three registers: chalumeau (low), clarion (medium), and altissimo (high).
Etymology: Learned borrowing from Italian clarinetto, diminutive of clarino meaning "trumpet" (as the first clarinets had a strident tone similar to that of a trumpet)
- Dutch: klarinet
- French: clarinette
- German: Klarinette
- Italian: clarino , clarinetto
- Spanish: clarinete
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