sopranino

sopranino

[soh-pruh-nee-noh]
noun, plural sopraninos.
a musical instrument, as a saxophone or recorder, that is a pitch higher than the soprano instrument of its class.

Origin:
1900–05; < Italian, equivalent to sopran(o) soprano + -ino diminutive suffix

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sopranino (ˌsɒprəˈniːnəʊ)
 
n , pl -nos
a.  the instrument with the highest possible pitch in a family of instruments
 b.  (as modifier): a sopranino recorder
 
[Italian, diminutive of soprano]

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