Definition of clarinet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌklærəˈnet//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌklærəˈnet//
Musical instruments
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a musical instrument of the woodwind group. It is shaped like a pipe and has a reed and a mouthpiece at the top that you blow into. See related entries: Musical instruments Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French clarinette, diminutive of clarine, denoting a kind of bell.
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