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embouchure

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noun em·bou·chure \ˈäm-bü-ˌshu̇r, ˌäm-bü-ˈ\

Definition of embouchure

  1. 1 :  the position and use of the lips, tongue, and teeth in playing a wind instrument

  2. 2 :  the mouthpiece of a musical instrument



Origin and Etymology of embouchure

French, from (s')emboucher to flow into, from en- + bouche mouth — more at debouch


First Known Use: 1760


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