a small egg-shaped ceramic (especially terracotta) or metal wind instrument with holes for the fingers. The ocarina is an ancient wind musical instrument—a type of vessel flute. The ocarina is an ancient wind musical instrument—a type of vessel flute. Ocarina, (Italian: “little goose”, ) globular flute, a late 19th-century musical development of traditional Italian carnival whistles of earthenware, often bird- shaped. The ocarina is a wind instrument most notable for its pure ethereal tone. You've found my very first ocarina video from 2006! For new ocarina covers and tutorials.