a woodwind instrument in the form of a cylindrical tube with a single reed attached to its mouthpiece.
- clar·i·net·ist, clar·i·net·tist, noun
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How to use clarinet in a sentence
Bennie Maupin played tenor saxophone, flute and bass clarinet, and is the last surviving musician from that group.Lee Morgan’s ‘Live at the Lighthouse’ was a masterpiece that turned out to be a farewell | Shannon J. Effinger | August 27, 2021 | Washington Post
The last time I played clarinet with my band was on March 10, 2020.
What’s more, small differences between clarinet players’ techniques can have a big impact on the speeds and concentrations of aerosols that players release.
Wind instruments — brasses as well as woodwinds like my clarinet — produce sound through human breath.
This seems wacky until you see him on a boat with his clarinet, spinning out satiny loops of sound that do sound enticingly whale-like.The Loneliest Whale Brings Us on an Invigorating Search for an Elusive Creature of the Deep | Stephanie Zacharek | July 9, 2021 | Time
I suddenly became aware of a harmonica and a clarinet playing a weird, harmonious message.My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin
He reappeared while Siebel, with the voice of a clarinet, was beginning to tell the flowers what they were to say to Margherita.Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
The clarinet has a mouthpiece containing a reed similar to that made by cutting a tongue on a straw or quill.Physics | Willis Eugene Tower
The length of the vibrating air column in the clarinet is changed by opening holes in the sides of the tube.Physics | Willis Eugene Tower
At length contra-bass and the two bassoons gather themselves together for a new effort and the clarinet has time to take a rest.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3) | Alexander Wheelock Thayer
British Dictionary definitions for clarinet
a keyed woodwind instrument with a cylindrical bore and a single reed. It is a transposing instrument, most commonly pitched in A or B flat: Obsolete name: clarionet (ˌklærɪəˈnɛt)
an orchestral musician who plays the clarinet
- clarinettist or clarinetist, noun
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Cultural definitions for clarinet
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