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Benny Goodman was one of the big influences as a clarinet player. That's why I wanted the clarinet.
Lee Konitz

Meaning of "clarinet" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CLARINET

From French clarinette, probably from Italian clarinetto, from clarino trumpet.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CLARINET

clarinet  [ˌklærɪˈnɛt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CLARINET

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determiner
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Clarinet is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CLARINET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

clarinet

Clarinet

The clarinet is a woodwind musical instrument that has a single-reed mouthpiece, a straight cylindrical tube with an approximately cylindrical bore, and a flaring bell. A person who plays any type of clarinet is called a clarinetist. It is classified as a member of the family of woodwind instruments. The word clarinet may have entered the English language via the French clarinette, or from Provençal clarin, "oboe". It "is plainly a diminutive of clarino, the Italian for trumpet", and the Italian clarinetto is the source of the name in many other languages. According to Johann Gottfried Walther, writing in 1732, the reason for the name is that "it sounded from far off not unlike a trumpet". The English form clarinet is found as early as 1733, and the now-archaic clarionet appears from 1784 until the early years of the 20th century. There are some different types of clarinets of differing sizes and pitches. The unmodified word clarinet usually refers to the B♭ soprano clarinet, by far the most common type, which has a large range of nearly four octaves.

Definition of clarinet in the English dictionary

The definition of clarinet in the dictionary is a keyed woodwind instrument with a cylindrical bore and a single reed. It is a transposing instrument, most commonly pitched in A or B flat Obsolete name: clarionet,. Other definition of clarinet is an orchestral musician who plays the clarinet.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CLARINET


bascinet
ˌbæsɪˈnɛt
bassinet
ˌbæsɪˈnɛt
benet
bɪˈnɛt
bobbinet
ˌbɒbɪˈnɛt
dinette
daɪˈnɛt
Kabinett
ˌkæbɪˈnɛt
kitchenet
ˌkɪtʃɪˈnɛt
kitchenette
ˌkɪtʃɪˈnɛt
martinet
ˌmɑːtɪˈnɛt
midinette
ˌmɪdɪˈnɛt
minette
mɪˈnɛt
moulinet
ˌmuːlɪˈnɛt
reinette
reɪˈnɛt
satinet
ˌsætɪˈnɛt
satinette
ˌsætɪˈnɛt
serinette
ˌsɛrɪˈnɛt
spinet
spɪˈnɛt
stockinet
ˌstɒkɪˈnɛt
toilinette
ˌtɔɪlɪˈnɛt
Wynette
wɪˈnɛt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CLARINET

claret
claret cup
claribella
clarichord
claries
clarification
clarified
clarifier
clarifies
clarify
clarinettist
clarini
clarino
clarion
clarion call
clarionet
clarity

WORDS THAT END LIKE CLARINET

Babinet
basinet
bass clarinet
bathroom cabinet
cabinet
china cabinet
cocktail cabinet
display cabinet
drinks cabinet
estaminet
file cabinet
filing cabinet
kitchen cabinet
medicine cabinet
molinet
muslinet
record cabinet
shadow cabinet
television cabinet
war cabinet

Synonyms and antonyms of clarinet in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «clarinet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CLARINET

Find out the translation of clarinet to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of clarinet from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «clarinet» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

单簧管
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

clarinete
570 millions of speakers

English

clarinet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शहनाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كَلارِينِت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кларнет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

clarinete
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সানাই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

clarinette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Klarinet
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Klarinette
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クラリネット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

클라리넷
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Klarinet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kèn clarinet
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிளாரினெற்று
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सनई
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

klarnet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

clarinetto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

klarnet
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кларнет
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

clarinet
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κλαρινέτο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klarinet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

klarinett
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

klarinett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of clarinet

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CLARINET»

The term «clarinet» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.329 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CLARINET» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about clarinet

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10 QUOTES WITH «CLARINET»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word clarinet.
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Samantha Barks
I began with dance, doing ballet at 3, then tap, jazz, modern. Then I sang in church choirs, learned how to play clarinet and drums, sang with rock bands and only then did I get into musical theatre.
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Acker Bilk
I look at my clarinet sometimes and I think, I wonder what's going to come out of there tonight? You never know.
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Kat Dennings
I've played every instrument you could possibly think of for 10 minutes. So I'm mediocre at everything. I can play drums, guitar, piano, violin, saxophone, clarinet, flute... Just not well.
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Luc Ferrari
So the ideology was that: use sounds as instruments, as sounds on tape, without the causality. It was no longer a clarinet or a spring or a piano, but a sound with a form, a development, a life of its own.
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Tennessee Ernie Ford
We decided to do some of Merle's things with modern instrumentation. We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet, a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano.
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Pete Fountain
I was improvising before I was reading music. I was just trying to play things on the clarinet by ear. I think my ear is one of my greatest assets.
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Goldie Hawn
My eyes are too big, my nose is too flat, my ears stick out, my mouth is too big and my face is too small... my body is thin as a clarinet and my ankles are so skinny that I wear two pairs of bobby socks because I don't want people to see how thin they are.
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Imogen Heap
I just love crafting and shaping sounds. Actually, many of the sounds that I work with start off as organic instruments - guitar, piano, clarinet, etc. But I do love the rigidity of electronic drums.
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Lee Konitz
Benny Goodman was one of the big influences as a clarinet player. That's why I wanted the clarinet.
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Lee Konitz
I understood that if I wanted to work, the saxophone was the main instrument. The clarinet was what we call a double.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CLARINET»

Discover the use of clarinet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to clarinet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Clarinet
The clarinet has a long and rich history as a solo, orchestral, and chamber musical instrument.
Eric Hoeprich, 2008
2
101 Easy Songs for Clarinet
Private teachers will assign one or two of the songs from this book at each lesson. the songs will help the beginning Clarinet student to develop fingering technique, rhythm reading ability, and confidence.
Joe Maroni, 2012
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Clarinet acoustics
O. Lee Gibson begins this first complete study of its acoustical principles with a history of the clarinet, a survey of the instruments of famous clarinetists, and the characteristics of the national schools of clarinet manufacture.
Oscar Lee Gibson, 1994
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Brahms: Clarinet Quintet
This handbook is the first comprehensive study of this work and it reflects the author's wide experience both as performer and scholar.
Colin Lawson, 1998
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More Clarinet Secrets: 100 Quick Tips for the Advanced ...
A sequel to Michele Gingras's highly praised first book, Clarinet Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Clarinetist, this new book is a treasure trove of completely new information on how to turn clarinetists into informed ...
Michele Gingras, 2011
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Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
An analysis of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto - of supreme importance as the composer's last instrumental work.
Colin Lawson, 1996
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Clarinet Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced ...
Clarinet Secrets contains concepts that have been repeatedly and successfully used with students over a period of 20 years of teaching.
Michèle Gingras, 2004
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The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet
Informed by the experience of distinguished professional players and teachers, this book makes an essential and stimulating reference book for all clarinet enthusiasts.
Colin James Lawson, 1995
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Complete Jazz Clarinet Book
A comprehensive study text for students beginning a serious study of jazz. The first part of the book begins by teaching elements of jazz phrasing, articulation, vibrato and interpretation of rhythms through exercises and original pieces.
William Bay, 1995
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The Baroque Clarinet
The remainder of the book looks in detail at the baroque clarinet: its design and construction, its playing techniques, the music written for it, and its use by both amateur and professional players.
Albert R. Rice, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CLARINET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term clarinet is used in the context of the following news items.
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After viral video, homeless Sarasota piano player reunites with son
donald gould sarasota homeless piano A News Channel 8 viewer donated a clarinet to Donald Gould. Friends of Gould offered to fly Donnie in ... «WFLA, Jul 15»
2
Beethoven Festival celebrates its 31st season
"They performed last year and we enjoyed having them," said Harlow, whose husband Russell will also perform clarinet during the festival. «The Park Record, Jul 15»
3
Brown Bag schedule for week beginning July 13
Dennis plays soprano sax, clarinet, a variety of flutes, and ocarinas and Stephan plays an array of gongs, chimes, Tibetan bowls, bells, frame ... «Brattleboro Reformer, Jul 15»
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Art this week: Garry Winogrand, with Larry Clark and Mungo Thomson
(The opening features the live performance 'Cricket Solos for Clarinet, Piccolo, Percussion, and Violin,' featuring Francois Houle and others.). «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
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Glacial Park concert to feature jazz favorites in Ringwood
The band's instrumentation includes clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba and banjo. Attendees can bring a picnic dinner or dessert ... «Northwest Herald, Jul 15»
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Coming up: young performing artists on the rise
"By the grace of God and with the support of by parents and my mentors, I was granted admission to BSA not only on bassoon but on clarinet as ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
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Tammany To Do for July 8, 2015
The performers are Rory Duffour on clarinet, sax, and vocals; Errol Quave on piano and vocals; Lu Quave on drums; and Bob Tasso on bass ... «The New Orleans Advocate, Jul 15»
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A tiny instrument with a tremendous history: the piccolo
These include the violin piccolo, piccolo clarinet, and piccolo timpani. Man in uniform playing piccolo. Photo by Bengt Nyman. CC BY 2.0 via ... «OUPblog, Jul 15»
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A GOOD AGE: An outpouring of music from the surviving 'Singing …
Their father, Ferdinand, played first chair clarinet in the Fort Wayne Symphony Orchestra while working for IBM. Their mother, Gladys, was a ... «Wicked Local Kingston, Jul 15»
10
Racine Concert Band has three soloists
Adam Maegaard, principal horn, will perform “Larghetto” by Emmanuel Chabrier and Graciela Baldwin will perform a clarinet solo in a ... «Journal Times, Jul 15»

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