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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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Glosbe Dictionary:
  • ocarina (type of flute)
  • (music) A woodwind musical instrument that is closed at both sides to produce an enclosed space, and punctured with finger holes.
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