[ kluh-ree-noh ]
/ kləˈri noʊ /

noun, plural cla·ri·ni [kluh-ree-nee] /kləˈri ni/, cla·ri·nos.

a valveless trumpet used in the 17th and 18th centuries for playing rapid passages in the high register.



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Also called cla·rin trum·pet [kluh-reen] /kləˈrin/.
Compare Bach trumpet.

Origin of clarino

< Italian: trumpet, probably < Spanish clarin < French; see clarinet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for clarini

/ (klæˈriːnəʊ) /


of or relating to a high passage for the trumpet in 18th-century music

noun plural -nos or -ni (-nɪ)

the high register of the trumpet
an organ stop similar to the high register of the trumpet
a trumpet or clarion
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