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clar·i·net

 (klăr′ə-nĕt′)
n.
A woodwind instrument having a straight cylindrical tube with a flaring bell and a single-reed mouthpiece, played by means of finger holes and keys.

[French clarinette, feminine diminutive of Old French clarin, clarion, clarion; see clarion, or of Provençal clarin, oboe (from Old Provençal clar, clear, from Latin clārus; see clear).]

clar′i·net′ist, clar′i·net′tist n.
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clarinet

(ˌklærɪˈnɛt)
n
1. (Instruments) a keyed woodwind instrument with a cylindrical bore and a single reed. It is a transposing instrument, most commonly pitched in A or B flat. Obsolete name: clarionet
2. (Music, other) an orchestral musician who plays the clarinet
[C18: from French clarinette, probably from Italian clarinetto, from clarino trumpet]
ˌclariˈnettist, ˌclariˈnetist n
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clar•i•net

(ˌklær əˈnɛt)

n.
a woodwind instrument in the form of a cylindrical tube with a single reed attached to its mouthpiece.
[1790–1800; < French clarinette= Old French clarin clarion + -ette -ette]
clar`i•net′ist, clar`i•net′tist, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clarinet - a single-reed instrument with a straight tubeclarinet - a single-reed instrument with a straight tube
bass clarinet - a large clarinet whose range is an octave below the B-flat clarinet
basset horn - a tenor clarinet; pitched in the key of F below the B-flat clarinet
B-flat clarinet, licorice stick - the ordinary clarinet with a middle range
single-reed instrument, single-reed woodwind - a beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone)
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Translations
كَلارِينِتمِزْمار، كلارينيت
klarinet
klarinet
klarnet
klarinetti
klarinet
klarinét
klarínettklarínetta
クラリネット
클라리넷
klarnetasklarnetistas
klarnete
klarinet
klarinet
klarinett
เครื่องดนตรีประเภทเป่าชนิดหนึ่ง
klarnetklârnet
kèn clarinet

clarinet

[ˌklærɪˈnet] Nclarinete m
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clarinet

[ˌklærɪˈnɛt] nclarinette f
I play the clarinet → Je joue de la clarinette.
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clarinet

nKlarinette f
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clarinet

[ˌklærɪˈnɛt] nclarinetto
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clarinet

(klӕrəˈnet) noun
a type of musical wind instrument, usually made of wood, and played by means of keys and fingers covering combinations of holes.
ˌclariˈnettist (American usually ˌclariˈnetist) noun
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clarinet

كَلارِينِت klarinet klarinet Klarinette κλαρινέτο clarinete klarinetti clarinette klarinet clarinetto クラリネット 클라리넷 klarinet klarinett klarnet clarinete кларнет klarinett เครื่องดนตรีประเภทเป่าชนิดหนึ่ง klarnet kèn clarinet 单簧管
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Our music consisted of the well-mixed strains of a melodeon which was a little asthmatic and apt to catch its breath where it ought to come out strong, a clarinet which was a little unreliable on the high keys and rather melancholy on the low ones, and a disreputable accordion that had a leak somewhere and breathed louder than it squawked--a more elegant term does not occur to me just now.
We very, very seldom played the piano; we played the flute and the clarinet together, and made good music, too, what there was of it, but we always played the same old tune; it was a very pretty tune --how well I remember it--I wonder when I shall ever get rid of it.
The towers of Saint-Sulpice are two huge clarinets, and the form is as good as any other; the telegraph, contorted and grimacing, forms an admirable accident upon their roofs.
In his research for the new repertoire, Georgiou started commissioning works for clarinet and so far, he has collaborated with leading composers from Cyprus and abroad.
Before the Copland finale, Constantino, with collaborating artist Mary Anne Espina, opened with Giovanni Mattaliano's Zeta World followed by a highly edifying reading of Mozart's Trio in E Flat major, K498 and Brahms' Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No.
Katherine Lacy grew up in Wrexham and studied clarinet at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Ellsworth's arrangement, frequently doubling the bass with bass clarinet, imbues the work with the sound of a somber folk band, reminiscent of Kurt Weill.
Where does this leave the clarinet? The clarinet is beat-up, so sad and disappointed at both the clarinetist and the conductor and is asking to be anaesthetized.
Other excellent solo performances included: Josalynn Anaya, flute; Chazidy Quintana, trumpet; Dyson Helmers, trumpet; Ellen McCormick, flute; Kaycie Wunderlich, clarinet; Aden McFarland, bass clarinet; Macy Rayburn, clarinet; Jillian Ward, flute; Elseah Congiardo, alto saxophone; Rylie McDonough, tenor saxophone; Isiah Ferrell, baritone saxophone; and Maison Shemonic, alto saxophone.
The second volume in the Notes for Performers series produced by Oxford University Press, Notes for Clarinetists provides a list of some of the most important compositions for solo clarinet, clarinet and piano, or clarinet and orchestra (p.
Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in B minor was played with clarity, vigour and wonderful pacing - a feat of brilliant musicianship in such rich and complex music which is among Brahms' most profound and significant.