sopranino
noun (plural -nos) Etymology: Italian, diminutive of soprano Date: 1905 a musical instrument (as a recorder or saxophone) higher in pitch than the soprano

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  • sopranino — ⇒SOPRANINO, subst. masc. MUS. Instrument dont le registre est plus aigu que celui du soprano. Saxophones, famille complète d instruments inventée vers 1845 par M. Ad. Sax (elle comprend un sopranino, un soprano, un alto, un ténor, un baryton et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sopranino — is used to indicate a tonal range beyond soprano.In paricular, it can refer to: * the sopranino saxophone; * the sopranino clarinet; or * a female soprano capable of also singing notes higher than F6 …   Wikipedia

  • sopranino — [sō΄prə nē′nō] adj. [It, dim. of soprano] designating or of any musical instrument smaller and of a higher pitch than the soprano of that family n. a sopranino instrument, esp. a recorder …   English World dictionary

  • sopranino — high pitched high pitched adj. 1. high in pitch or frequency; used of sounds and voices. Opposite of {low}. [Narrower terms: {adenoidal, pinched, nasal}; {altissimo}; {alto}; {countertenor, alto}; {falsetto}; {peaky, spiky}; {piping}; {shrill,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sopranino — Blockflöte engl.: recorder, ital.: flauto dolce oder flauto diritto Klassifikation Aerophon Blasinstrument Verwandte Instrumente …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sopranino — /sɒprəˈninoʊ/ (say sopruh neenoh) noun an instrument of a range higher than soprano, as a sopranino saxophone …   Australian English dictionary

  • sopranino — /soh preuh nee noh/, n., pl. sopraninos. a musical instrument, as a saxophone or recorder, that is a pitch higher than the soprano instrument of its class. [1900 05; < It, equiv. to sopran(o) SOPRANO + ino dim. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • sopranino — noun a musical instrument, as a saxophone or recorder, that is a pitch higher than the soprano instrument of its class …   Wiktionary

  • sopranino — [ˌsɒprə ni:nəʊ] noun (plural sopraninos) Music an instrument, especially a recorder or saxophone, higher than soprano. Origin early 20th cent.: Ital., dimin. of soprano …   English new terms dictionary

  • sopranino — so·pra·ni·no …   English syllables

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