ocarina, sweet potato(noun)
egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
A woodwind musical instrument that is closed at both sides to produce an enclosed space, and punctured with finger holes.
Origin: Borrowed from ocarina, literally “little goose”, due to the musical instrument’s resemblance to the animal.
The ocarina is a wind instrument in the category of vessel flutes. Variations do exist, but a typical ocarina is an enclosed space with four to twelve finger holes and a mouthpiece that projects from the body. It is traditionally made from clay or ceramic, but other materials may also be used, such as plastic, wood, glass, metal, or bone. An example of an ocarina made of an animal horn is the medieval German gemshorn.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ok-a-rē′na, n. a kind of musical instrument with a whistling sound, made of terra-cotta, with finger-holes and a mouthpiece. [It.]
The numerical value of ocarina in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of ocarina in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- ocarinaCatalan, Valencian
- okarína, окари́наSerbo-Croatian
- okarina, lergökSwedish
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