A woodwind instrument having a straight cylindrical tube with a flaring bell and a single-reed mouthpiece, played by means of finger holes and keys.
[French clarinette, feminine diminutive of Old French clarin, clarion, clarion; see CLARION, or of Provençal clarin, oboe (from Old Provençal clar, clear, from Latin clārus; see CLEAR).]
clar′i·netist, clar′i·nettist n.
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