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A small terra-cotta or plastic wind instrument with finger holes, a mouthpiece, and an elongated ovoid shape.

[Italian, from dialectal ucarenna, diminutive of Italian oca, goose (from the fact that its mouthpiece is shaped like a goose's beak), from Vulgar Latin *auca, from *avica, from Latin avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Instruments) an egg-shaped wind instrument with a protruding mouthpiece and six to eight finger holes, producing an almost pure tone. Also called (US informal): sweet potato
[C19: from Italian: little goose, from oca goose, ultimately from Latin avis bird]
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(ˌɒk əˈri nə)

n., pl. -nas.
a simple musical wind instrument shaped somewhat like an elongated egg with a mouthpiece and finger holes. Also called sweet potato.
[1875–80; < Italian, orig. dial. (Emilia), diminutive of oca goose, so called from the instrument's shape]
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A small, simple musical wind instrument with a body shaped something like a sweet potato.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ocarina - egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holesocarina - egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
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[ˌɒkəˈriːnə] Nocarina f
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nOkarina f
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[ˌɒkəˈriːnə] nocarina
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