clarino

noun (1)
cla·​ri·​no | \ kləˈrē(ˌ)nō\
plural clarini\ -​(ˌ)nē \ or clarinos

Definition of clarino

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : clarion
2a : the trumpet as played in the 17th century in its high range without valves — compare overblow
b : the first trumpet part

called also clarin trumpet

3 : the middle register of the clarinet

called also clarion

clarino

noun (2)
\ "\
plural -s

Definition of clarino (Entry 2 of 2)

: solitaire sense 5b used especially of aviary or cage birds kept for their song

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History and Etymology for clarino

Noun (1)

Italian, trumpet, probably from Spanish clarín

Noun (2)

modification of Spanish clarín, literally, trumpet

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