Definition of Clarinet

1. Noun. A single-reed instrument with a straight tube.




Definition of Clarinet

1. n. 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.

Definition of Clarinet

1. Noun. a woodwind musical instrument that has a distinctive liquid tone whose characteristics vary among its three registers: chalumeau (low), clarion (medium), and altissimo (high). ¹

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Definition of Clarinet

1. a woodwind instrument [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clarinet

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Literary usage of Clarinet

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"About the middle of last century the clarinet was lengthened and a key was added, yi -I. which filled the vacant space between the two registers. ..."

2. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"There are three principal treble clarinets, tuned to C, В flat, and A major, and as the fingering is the same for each, notes played on the В flat clarinet ..."

3. Organ Registration: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Distinctive Quality of by Everett Ellsworth Truette (1919)
"COMBINATIONS WITH A clarinet The distinctive tone-quality of a clarinet is such that ... While string-tone stops are occasionally combined with a clarinet, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1880)
"Mendelssohn, in his Symphonies, prefers to write for the A clarinet in three flats ... Lift of the principal tolo and concerted music fur the clarinet ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Owing to its greater length the form of the bass clarinet differs from that ... The compass of the modern orchestral bass clarinet is in t he main t he same ..."

6. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"The Bi clarinet sounds a tone lower, and the A clarinet a minor third lower. ... Besides the above-mentioned clarinets, there is a bass clarinet (see ..."

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