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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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Now he's just been named principal clarinetist of the San Francisco Symphony, one of the best orchestras in the nation.
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His technical prowess and magnetic performance style won Peplowski a nomination as the 2002 clarinetist of the year from the Jazz Journalists Association.
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A clarinetist, the 26-year-old was a former member of Netherthong Philharmonic Band.
The concert season is back at Ductac with a performance by Swedish clarinetist Martin Frost on September 11.
Acclaimed clarinetist Serkan Ecay-ry, the founding artistic director of the festival, said during Wednesday's press gathering that they have "designed [the program] as a festival that offers a breath of fresh air" to the entire city.
Well, you really can't, except to say that the Boston duo consisting of bass clarinetist Amy Advocat and marimbist Matt Sharrock is dedicated to championing the work of living composers.
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