a single-reed instrument with a straight tube
The sound of a clarinet floated gently into our ears.
She started off playing the recorder and then progressed to the clarinet.
Critics also praised his playing of the clarinet.
She plays the clarinet in a swing band.
In this style of music, the trumpet, clarinet, and trombone form the basis of instrumentation.
As the trumpet is the loudest, it normally carries the melody, with the clarinet and trombone improvising above and below the trumpet, respectively.