so·​pra·​ni·​no ˌsō-prə-ˈnē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce sopranino (audio)
plural sopraninos
: a musical instrument (such as a recorder or saxophone) higher in pitch than the soprano

Word History


Italian, diminutive of soprano

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sopranino was in 1905

Dictionary Entries Near sopranino

Cite this Entry

“Sopranino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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