noun, plural cla·ri·ni [kluh-ree-nee] /kləˈri ni/, cla·ri·nos.
  1. a valveless trumpet used in the 17th and 18th centuries for playing rapid passages in the high register.
Compare Bach trumpet.

Origin of clarino

< Italian: trumpet, probably < Spanish clarin < French; see clarinet
Also called cla·rin trum·pet [kluh-reen] /kləˈrin/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. of or relating to a high passage for the trumpet in 18th-century music
noun plural -nos or -ni (-nɪ)
  1. the high register of the trumpet
  2. an organ stop similar to the high register of the trumpet
  3. a trumpet or clarion
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