a simple musical wind instrument shaped somewhat like an elongated egg with a mouthpiece and finger holes.
- Also called sweet potato.
- oc·a·ri·nist, noun
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How to use ocarina in a sentence
The Legend of Zelda: ocarina of Time, considered by some to be the best game of all time, was remade for the 3DS in 2011.
The neighbouring forest was soon echoing the strident notes of xylophone, banjo, ocarina and trombone.Indo-China and Its Primitive People | Henry Baudesson
Treatises upon the violin are fairly numerous; but I do not remember having come across many works on the Jew's harp or ocarina.The Book-Hunter at Home | P. B. M. Allan
A solitary ocarina continued to whistle awhile; then all was still.The Quest | Frederik van Eeden
Im a-goin south from here to give a Chinese lady a lesson on the ocarina.Dust of the Desert | Robert Welles Ritchie
Ma'am, if you never do, at least remember that the flute was an ocarina.The Dop Doctor | Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
British Dictionary definitions for ocarina
an egg-shaped wind instrument with a protruding mouthpiece and six to eight finger holes, producing an almost pure tone: Also called (US informal): sweet potato
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