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clarinet

clar·i·net

clarinet

 
pronunciation:
klae rih net
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part of speech: noun
definition: a woodwind instrument with a single-reed mouthpiece attached to a long, usu. wooden tube with finger holes and keys along its length.
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derivation: clarinetist (clarinettist) (n.)
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Clarinet is borrowed from clarinette, an early French word that means "bell," which comes from an earlier French word that means "clear."
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