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sopranino

[soh-pruh-nee-noh] /ˌsoʊ prəˈni noʊ/
noun, plural sopraninos.
1.
a musical instrument, as a saxophone or recorder, that is a pitch higher than the soprano instrument of its class.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Italian, equivalent to sopran(o) soprano + -ino diminutive suffix
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sopranino

/ˌsɒprəˈniːnəʊ/
noun (pl) -nos
1.
  1. the instrument with the highest possible pitch in a family of instruments
  2. (as modifier): a sopranino recorder
Word Origin
Italian, diminutive of soprano
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