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clarinet Explained

clarinet at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


clarinet at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1796, from Fr. clarinette, dim. of clarine "little bell," from fem. of adj. clarin, from clair, cler (see clear). The instrument said to have been invented c.1700 by J.C. Denner of Nuremberg, Germany. Alternate form clarionet is attested from 1784. ///

clarinet at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1700-1800; Language: French; Origin: clarinette, probably from Medieval Latin clario; CLARION CALL]// a musical instrument like a long black tube, that you play by blowing into it and pressing keys to change the notes// -- clarinettist n [C] //

clarinet at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Single-reed woodwind instrument. It is a standard member of both orchestras and bands. It has a cylindrical bore and a flared bell, and is usually made of African blackwood (grenadilla). It has a 31 / 2-octave range; its lower register is rich and its top register is brilliant. It developed from the slightly older two-key chalumeau; the German flutemaker Johann Christoff Denner (1655-1707) is said to have invented it at the beginning of the 18th cent. The B-flat clarinet is the standard instrument today; the A clarinet often replaces it in sharp keys. Clarinets with the fingering system devised by T. Boehm are standard in America, Britain, and France; those employing an older fingering style are used in Germany and Russia. The B-flat bass clarinet, with its rich timbre, is the next most frequently employed member of the clarinet family. The basset horn is an angled clarinet pitched a 4th lower than the standard B-flat clarinet; probably invented in Bavaria c.1770, it had largely fallen out of use by 1850.

clarinet at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

105 Moby Thesaurus words for "clarinet":
English horn, Pandean pipe, aulos, basset horn, basset oboe,
bassoon, block flute, bombard, bourdon, cello, claribel, clarion,
concert flute, contrabassoon, contrafagotto, cornet, cornopean,
cromorna, cromorne, cymbel, diapason, double bassoon, double reed,
dulciana, fife, fipple flute, flageolet, flute, flute stop,
foundation stop, fourniture, gamba, gedeckt, gemshorn,
harmonic flute, hautboy, heckelphone, hornpipe, hybrid stop,
koppel flute, larigot, licorice stick, melodia, mixture, musette,
mutation stop, nazard, oaten reed, oboe, oboe da caccia, ocarina,
octave, organ stop, panpipe, penny-whistle, piccolo, pipe,
plein jeu, pommer, posaune, principal, quint, quintaten, rank,
ranket, recorder, reed, reed instrument, reed stop, register,
rohr flute, sax, saxophone, sesquialtera, shawm, single reed,
single-reed instrument, sonorophone, spitz flute, stop,
stopped diapason, stopped flute, string diapason, string stop,
sweet potato, syrinx, tabor pipe, tenoroon, tierce, tin-whistle,
tremolo, trombone, trumpet, twelfth, unda maris, vibrato, viola,
voix celeste, vox angelica, vox humana, whistle, woods, woodwind,
woodwind choir, woodwind instrument

clarinet at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a musical instrument of the WOODWIND group. It is shaped like a pipe and has a REED and a MOUTHPIECE at the top that you blow into.

Clarinet at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Clarinet \Clar"i*net`\, n. [F. clarinette, dim. of clarine, from
L. clarus. See {Clear}, and cf. {Clarion}.] (Mus.)
A wind instrument, blown by a single reed, of richer and
fuller tone than the oboe, which has a double reed. It is the
leading instrument in a military band.

Note: [Often improperly called {clarionet}.]

clarinet at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a single-reed instrument with a straight tube

clarinet at English (WD) Of Explained:

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* Inter: IPA » /ˌklæɹɪˈnɛt/|/ˌklɛɹɪˈnɛt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%kl{rI"nEt/|/%klErI"nEt/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛt


    Learned borrowing from Inter: etyl » it Inter: term » clarinetto|lang=it diminutive of Inter: term » clarino||trumpet|lang=it (as the first clarinets had a strident tone similar to that of a trumpet)

Alternatively, the word may come from Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » clarinette|lang=fr, diminutive form of Inter: term » clarine||bell|lang=fr, from Inter: term » clarin|lang=fr, from Inter: term » clair||clear|lang=fr.


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A woodwind musical instrument that has a distinctive liquid tone whose characteristics vary among its three registers: chalumeau (low), clarion (medium), and altissimo (high).

    Derived terms

    * clarinetist
    • contrabass clarinet
    • bass clarinet
    • alto clarinet
    • soprano clarinet


      Inter: trans-top » woodwind musical instrument
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|klarinet
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|klarinetë|f
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|كلارينيت|m|tr=klārīnīt|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|կլարնետ|tr=klarnet
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|klarinete
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|кларнет|m|tr=klarnjét|sc=Cyrl
    • Breton: Inter: t- » br|klarinetenn|f
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|кларинет|tr=klarinet
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|clarinet|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|單簧管|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|单簧管|tr=dānhuángguǎn|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|klarinet|m
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|klarinet|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|klarinet
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|klarneto
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|klarnet
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|klarinetti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|clarinette|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Klarinette|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κλαρινέτο|n|tr=klarinéto
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|קלרנית|f|tr=klarnit
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|शहनाई|tr=śahanā'ī
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|klarinét
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|klarínetta|f, Inter: t- » is|klarínett|n
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|clairnéid|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|clarino|m, Inter: t+ » it|clarinetto|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|クラリネット|tr=kurarinetto
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|clairinnette|f
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|클라리넷|tr=keullarinet
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|clarinetum
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|klarnetas|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|кларинет|m|tr=klarinet|sc=Cyrl
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|klarinet
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|klarinett|m
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|klarnet|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|clarinete|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|clarinet|n, Inter: t- » ro|clarinetă|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кларнет|m|tr=klarnét
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|clàirneid|f
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|кларинет|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|klarinet|m
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|klarinet|m
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|klarinet|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|clarinete|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|nzumari
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|klarinett|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|klarnet
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|кларнет|m|tr=klarnét|sc=Cyrl
  • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|clarinét

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * chalumeau


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    Inter: wikipedia » lang=ca


    Inter: ca-noun » m
  • Inter: l » en|clarinet

  • Category: Category:ca:Musical instruments -



    Inter: head » ro|noun|g=n
  • clarinet


    * clarinetă

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