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 (sō′prə-nē′nō, sŏp′rə-)
n. pl. so·pra·ni·nos
A musical instrument, such as a recorder, that is higher in pitch than the soprano of its family.

[Italian, diminutive of soprano, soprano; see soprano.]


n, pl -nos
a. the instrument with the highest possible pitch in a family of instruments
b. (as modifier): a sopranino recorder.
[Italian, diminutive of soprano]


(ˌsoʊ prəˈni noʊ)

n., pl. -nos.
a musical instrument, as a saxophone or recorder, that is a pitch higher than the soprano.
[1900–05; < Italian, =sopran(o) soprano + -ino diminutive suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sopranino - higher in range than soprano; "a sopranino recorder"
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency