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noun 
  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).
Translations: 
  • Dutch: klarinet
  • French: clarinette
  • German: Klarinette
  • Italian: clarino , clarinetto
  • Spanish: clarinete
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)


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