- a musical instrument, as a saxophone or recorder, that is a pitch higher than the soprano instrument of its class.
Origin of sopranino
1900–05; < Italian, equivalent to sopran(o) soprano + -ino diminutive suffix
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- the instrument with the highest possible pitch in a family of instruments
- (as modifier)a sopranino recorder
Italian, diminutive of soprano