sopranino

noun
so·​pra·​ni·​no | \ ˌsō-prə-ˈnē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce sopranino (audio) , ˌsä- \
plural sopraninos

Definition of sopranino

: a musical instrument (such as a recorder or saxophone) higher in pitch than the soprano

First Known Use of sopranino

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sopranino

Italian, diminutive of soprano

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“Sopranino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sopranino. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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