[ soh-pruh-nee-noh ]
/ ˌsoʊ prəˈni noʊ /
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.
Origin of sopranino
1900–05; < Italian, equivalent to sopran(o) soprano + -ino diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for sopranino
/ (ˌsɒprəˈniːnəʊ) /
noun plural -nos
- the instrument with the highest possible pitch in a family of instruments
- (as modifier)a sopranino recorder
Word Origin for sopranino
Italian, diminutive of soprano
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