birn

noun
\ ˈbərn \
plural -s

Definition of birn

: the pear-shaped socket of an instrument of the clarinet class into which the mouthpiece is fitted

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History and Etymology for birn

German (now usually birne), literally, pear, from Middle High German bir, from Old High German bira, from Medieval Latin pira

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“Birn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birn. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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