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A flute-like instrument in a globe or potato shape made from clay or other hard material with a whistle mouthpiece. Many attribute the invention of this instrument to Guiseppe Donati in the 19th century however there is considerable evidence that the Ocarina may be more than 12,000 years old and originated in many cultures. Examples have been found shaped like birds or other animals. It is often known as the sweet potato.

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Definition of "Ocarina" by Chat GPT: An ocarina is a musical instrument typically made of ceramic, clay, or metal. It is a type of vessel flute that produces sound by blowing into a mouthpiece and covering and uncovering holes on the instrument to change the pitch. The ocarina is known for its sweet, mellow tone and has been used in various musical genres and cultures around the world.
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