Definitions for ocarinaˌɒk əˈri nə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oc•a•ri•naˌɒk əˈri nə(n.)(pl.)-nas.

  1. a simple musical wind instrument shaped somewhat like an elongated egg with a mouthpiece and finger holes.

    Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: Also called sweet potato.

Origin of ocarina:

1875–80; < It, orig. dial. (Emilia), dim. of oca goose, so called from the instrument's shape

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ocarina, sweet potato(noun)

    egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes

Wiktionary

  1. ocarina(Noun)

    A woodwind musical instrument that is closed at both sides to produce an enclosed space, and punctured with finger holes.

  2. Origin: Borrowed from ocarina, literally “little goose”, due to the musical instrument’s resemblance to the animal.

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  1. ocarina

    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.

Anagrams of ocarina

  1. Aaronic

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