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Definition of the noun ocarina

What does ocarina mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ocarinas

  1. egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
    • examples: It's a pity that hang, ocarina and pipa are so unpopular around here. | Tom can't play the ocarina, but Mary can. | I got an ocarina from my daughter on Father's Day. Frankly, though, I don't need it. I wonder where she could have come up with such a present. | My New Year's resolution is to learn how to play the ocarina.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of ocarina: sweet potato
    • more generic terms: wind / wind instrument = a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by bellows or the human breath

Alternative definition of the noun ocarina


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


Ocarina is a record label.


  1. Ocarina is a fictional character from Violinist of Hameln.
  2. Ocarina is a fictional character from the 1989 film Los 4 músicos de Bremen.


Ocarina is an app by Smule. It was followed by Ocarina 2.

Phrases with Ocarina

  1. Grania Ocarina
  2. Duplorbis Ocarina
  3. Granulina Ocarina
  4. Species Grania Ocarina
  5. species Duplorbis ocarina
  6. Species Granulina Ocarina

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ocarina

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Google previewN, O, P Versability (2015)

by Roger J. Maderia

An ocarina is a small oval flute. The organ is a keyboard instrument. Oompah is the bass brass toot. The arts involves fine painting. It may be with water or oil. Ocher is a brownishyellow color often used to paint clayfilled soil. An oeuvre is a ...

Google previewDK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru (2014)

by DK

Ocarina is an oval whistle flute made ofclay, stone, wood, and large seeds. It produces a haunting sound and can imitate bird calls. Zampona in Spanish or sicu in Quechua, is the Andean panpipe. Comprising any number of reed tubes, each ...

Google previewAmerican Indian Contributions to the World (2005)

by Emory Dean Keoke, Kay Marie Porterfield

The musicians of the Andes Mountains of South America also made music with pottery ocarinas. An ocarina is a flute that is wide in the ...

Google previewE.B. White on Dogs (2013)

by Martha White

An ocarina is an oval wind instrument, related to the flute. 3 The Eureka Pavillion once stood in the center of Brooklin between the library and the church. 4 Boats were painted below the waterline with red lead paint to protect the hull. 1 It was ...

Google previewApps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage (2014)

by Nicole Hennig

Ocarina is a fun app for turning your mobile phone into an ocarina.13 Blow gently into the microphone while resting your phone on both thumbs and ring fingers and holding down dots with your other fingers. It takes a bit of practice to learn to ...

Google previewSound (2013)

by J. W. Capstick

The Ocarina is a hollow pear-shaped instrument generally made of metal. A is a flat tube by which a sheet of air is 0000 000 blown across a hole not seen in the figure, and the instrument made to give out a note. On the front are eight holes ...

Google previewInteractive Textures for Architecture and Landscaping: Digital Elements and Technologies (2010)

Digital Elements and Technologies by Wiberg, Mikael

Ocarina is a software application, or actually a digital instrument that runs on the iPhone 3G. The Ocarina application uses the built in loudspeaker to play the tunes that is played on this instrument. However, and far more interesting is how the ...

Google previewCelebrating Latino Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions [3 volumes] (2012)

An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions by Maria Herrera-Sobek

Ocarina The ocarina is a small ancient Mesoamerican and South American Indigenous ovalshaped ...

Google previewMy Brother's Keeper (2013)

by Lila Strebeck Wright

The ocarina is a member of a very old family of instruments, believed to date back as far as 12,000 years. It is a wind instrument with a sweet haunting flute-like sound and while several variations exist it is typically an elongated ovoid shape ...

Google previewLonely Planet Belize (2016)

by Lonely Planet, Alex Egerton, Paul Harding, Daniel C Schechter

The ocarina is an ancient wind instrument that is something like a flute with a wider body and 10 to 12 finger holes. The same types of instruments have been found as artifacts at archaeological sites all around Central America. Originally from ...

Google previewFood (2000)

A Dictionary of Literal and Nonliteral Terms by Robert Allen Palmatier

The ocarina is a small, oval-shaped, wind instrument that consists simply of a hard body with a mouthpiece and approx. eight finger holes. (The fact that the tones that it produces are soft and sweet, like those of an Irish pipe, may also have ...

Google previewA Contemporary Study of Musical Arts (2007)

Informed by African Indigenous Knowledge Systems by Meki Nzewi

An ocarina is a round fruit or clay shell with a lip hole and one or two finger holes. A player blows air across the embouchure of a flute to produce a sound. The air current that enters the flute when it is blown activates the column of air inside.

Google previewLexical Semantics (1986)

by D. A. Cruse

An ocarina is a kind of musical instrument. 10. A car is a type of ...

Google previewGrove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1904)

by Sir George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland

The instrument called the ocarina is an instance of a simple resonator. The shape of the instrument has no effect on the pitch of the note, neither has the position of the holes. If the holes be uncovered one at a time it will be found that holes of ...

Google previewCurrent Opinion ... (1895)

by Edward Jewitt Wheeler, Frank Crane

The ocarina is an odd little instrument and has a very sweet tone. Ocarinas are generally used by quartettes, the effects being better than as a solo instrument. They are commonly made of clay, but the latest are of metal, are in shape of an egg, ...

Google previewCurrent Literature (1895)


The ocarina is an odd little instrument and has a very sweet tone. Ocarinas are generally used by quartettes, the effects being better than as a solo instrument. They are commonly made of clay, but the latest are of metal, are in shape of an egg, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

OCARINA. RECORDINGS. (HISTORIC). A globeshaped flute, invented by Giuseppe Donati, made of various materials and in various sizes. It is also known as a sweet potato because of its shape. A Berliner record of 29 Aug 1898, “ Whistling ...

Google previewThe American history and encyclopedia of music ... (1908)

by George Whitfield Andrews, Edward Dickinson, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

A Chinese ocarina invented some 2700 years before our era. It is a reddish- yellow cone of baked clay or porcelain, ornamented with designs of clouds, dragons and fantastic representations. It is fitted with a hole at the apex through which to ...

Google previewEssential Dictionary of Orchestration (2005)

The Most Practical and Comprehensive Resource for Composers, Arrangers and Orchestrators by Dave Black, Tom Gerou

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS • The small, teardrop-shaped ocarina is usually made of plastic or terra cotta. • Blown like a whistle, the instrument is basically only capable of one soft dynamic level. Attempts to vary the dynamic level will alter ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Christine Ammer

ocarina (ok′′ re ̄′n). Also, sweet potato. A wind instrument consisting of a globe-shaped body made of pottery and a whistle-like mouthpiece. The player blows into the ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2003)

Performance and production. Volume II

It absorbed the Ocarina label, the initial label of Nicaragua's first Ministry of Culture, and grew to become one of the largest and most successful initiatives of the Ministry. The Sandinista government dedicated substantial resources to the label ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1891)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

OCARINA. OCHIL. HILLS. certainly marks one of the most beneficent advances in the history of obstetrics — probably the greatest since the invention of the forceps. Besides relieving and abolishing untold suffering in ordinary labour, it permits ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language (1907)

by Thomas Davidson

Ocarina. t. — adv. Observji tlonally. — adj. Ob- servative, attentive.— tu. Observator, one who observes '. a remarker ; Observatory , a place for making astronomical and physical observations, usually placed in some high and stable place ...

Google previewThe New American Webster Handy College Dictionary (2006)

Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Forms of Address, Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols by Albert Morehead, Philip D. Morehead, Loy Morehead

ocarina <-» From Italian ocarina, little goose (from Latin auca), ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

Below: Ceramic duck- shaped ocarina, Tairona, Colombia, 700-1500 CE. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. and the second time when it hatches ( Randall 54)- Otherwise, ducks seem to be included as "casual bits of naturalism" in ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopedia A dictionary of universal knowledge (1891)

57-2 OCARINA OCHIL HILLS certainly marks one of the most beneficent advances in the history of obstetric*— probably the greatest since the invention of the forceps. Besides relieving and abolishing untold suffering in ordinary latsMir, ...

Google previewChildren's Illustrated Dictionary (2014)

by DK

musical instrument ocarina flat sign whole quarter note note half quarter sharp sign note note sixteenth notes bar line eighth notes repeat sign time signature key signature String instruments Wind instruments Musical symbols Brass ...

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Scrabble value of O1C3A1R1I1N1A1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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