sopranino

[soh-pruh-nee-noh]

noun, plural so·pra·ni·nos.

a musical instrument, as a saxophone or recorder, that is a pitch higher than the soprano instrument of its class.

Nearby words

  1. soporific,
  2. soporose,
  3. soporous,
  4. sopping,
  5. soppy,
  6. soprano,
  7. soprano clef,
  8. sopwith,
  9. sora,
  10. soralium

Origin of sopranino

1900–05; < Italian, equivalent to sopran(o) soprano + -ino diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for sopranino

sopranino

noun plural -nos

  1. the instrument with the highest possible pitch in a family of instruments
  2. (as modifier)a sopranino recorder

Word Origin for sopranino

Italian, diminutive of soprano

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