Definition of sopranino in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsäprəˈnēnō/


Music (plural sopraninos)
An instrument, especially a recorder or saxophone, higher than soprano.
Example sentences
  • Of the other sizes, the sopranino and the B bass are fairly common, with instruments smaller than the sopranino being very rare.
  • A few special pleasures among many: listen to the opening concerto, for example, where the sopranino recorder is cast in the role of a goldfinch.
  • Maybe, but I find the bravura in the C major one for sopranino recorder even more remarkable.


Early 20th century: Italian, diminutive of soprano.

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Syllabification: so·pra·ni·no

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