from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A tenor clarinet, pitched in F, having a wider bell and greater range than a standard clarinet.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A musical instrument of the clarinet class, having a single reed and a long twice-bent wooden tube; really the tenor clarinet, being intermediate between the clarinet proper and the bass clarinet. Its compass is four octaves and two tones from the second F below middle C.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Mus.) An instrument blown with a reed, and resembling a clarinet, but of much greater compass, embracing nearly four octaves; The corno di bassetto.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
altoinstrument of the clarinetfamily, pitched in F below middle C, with a range reaching down to F below that.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a tenor clarinet; pitched in the key of F below the B-flat clarinet
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Partial translation of German Bassetthorn : Bassett, type of low-pitched string instrument (ultimately from Italian basso, low; see basso) + Horn, horn (from the resemblance of early crescent-shaped models to hunting horns).]
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From German Bassetthorn, translation of French cor de bassette, from Italian corno di bassetto.
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