ocarina

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noun oc·a·ri·na \ˌä-kə-ˈrē-nə\

Definition of ocarina

  1. :  a simple wind instrument typically having an oval body with finger holes and a projecting mouthpiece

Origin and Etymology of ocarina

Italian, from Italian dialect, diminutive of oca goose, from Late Latin auca, ultimately from Latin avis bird — more at aviary


First Known Use: 1877


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