Origin of clarinetFrench clarinette, diminutive of clarine, little bell from Medieval Latin clario: see clarion
a single-reed woodwind instrument with a long wooden or metal tube and a flaring bell, played by means of holes and keys
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.
Origin of clarinetFrench 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 . )
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- Clarinets: The best clarinets are made from grenadilla wood, but beginning clarinet players will do fine with resin instruments.
- He had previously attempted music, in the form of playing the clarinet at school, but felt no real affinity for it.
- Works like The Magic Flute and the Clarinet Concerto K 662 were written during this arduous time period.
- Scholarships are available for everything from athletics to playing the clarinet.
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