alto clarinet

noun

: a large clarinet pitched a fifth below the standard B-flat clarinet

Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alto clarinet was in 1831

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“Alto clarinet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alto%20clarinet. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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