embouchure


em·bou·chure

noun \ˈäm-bü-ˌshr, ˌäm-bü-ˈ\

Definition of EMBOUCHURE

1
:  the position and use of the lips, tongue, and teeth in playing a wind instrument
2
:  the mouthpiece of a musical instrument

Origin of EMBOUCHURE

French, from (s')emboucher to flow into, from en- + bouche mouth — more at debouch
First Known Use: 1760

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