ocarina

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ocarina egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ocarina (Mus) A kind of small simple wind instrument.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ocarina A musical instrument, hardly more than a toy, consisting of a fancifully shaped terra-cotta body with a whistle-like mouthpiece and a number of finger-holes. Several different sizes or varieties are made. The tone is soft, but sonorous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ocarina ok-a-rē′na a kind of musical instrument with a whistling sound, made of terra-cotta, with finger-holes and a mouthpiece.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. It. carino, pretty
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.

Usage

In literature:

And suddenly he blew his ocarina in a dreadful manner.
"Five Tales" by John Galsworthy
H. H. Sellers, 73 Exchange St., Bangor, Me., a 10-keyed ocarina, a 6-keyed clarionet, 6 books and a stylographic pen, for a cornet.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
A solitary ocarina continued to whistle awhile; then all was still.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
Flutes, and flageolets; and round-bellied little instruments of clay, like ocarinas.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau
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In poetry:

Slushy's a Dutchman, he's a crackerjack at music,
He can play the ocarina,
And the German concertina,
But the sort of grub he dishes out 'ud make a kangaroo sick.
"Cook" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Team teamwork vomit (horse race at lon lon ranch remix of MF DOOM) the ocarina of rhyme.
Page 1 of 2 Dell on Wednesday introduced its first deduplication appliance based on its Ocarina technology and upgraded the software for its enterprise-class Compellent storage line with 64-bit technology.
This cake features a retro Nintendo 64 with a Zelda: Ocarina of Time theme.
Earthbound vs Ocarina of Time.
All Blogs Laser Orgy LO500 Featured Battle: Earthbound vs Ocarina of Time.
Dell on Monday said it plans to acquire Ocarina Networks, a developer of storage compression and deduplication technology which could give Dell the ability reduce the amount of data customers store across a wide range of devices.
Smule's Ocarina : Number One With a Bullet.
Hear flutes of all shapes and sizes on this installment of New Sounds, including recorders, pan pipes, and ocarinas.
What is an ocarina , you ask.
Can You Play 'Feelings' On the Ocarina .
The new Nintendo video game, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, is on pace to become one of the best-selling video games ever.
Ocarina of Time' Passes on its Crown.
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