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triple–tongue

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intransitive verb tri·ple–tongue \ˌtri-pəl-ˈtəŋ\

Definition of triple–tongue

  1. :  to articulate the notes of triplets in fast tempo on a wind instrument by using the tongue positions especially for t, k, t for the notes of each successive triplet



1879

First Known Use of triple–tongue

1879


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