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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 that belongs to the family of ancient wind instruments. It typically consists of an oval-shaped body with finger holes and a mouthpiece at one end. It is played by blowing air into the mouthpiece and changing the pitch by covering and uncovering the finger holes. Ocarinas are often made of clay, wood, or other materials and are commonly found in traditional folk music from various cultures around the world.
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