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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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Noun1.clarinetist - a musician who plays the clarinetclarinetist - a musician who plays the clarinet  
instrumentalist, musician, player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
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The March performance with Roy Malan, violin, and Marilyn Thompson, piano, at Sonoma State University also featured the Brahms Trio and the Vaughan Williams Quintet with clarinetist Natalie Parker and cellist Jill Brindel.
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