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wind instrument

noun

Simple Definition of wind instrument

  • : a musical instrument (such as a flute, horn, or organ) that is played by blowing air through it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wind instrument

  1. :  a musical instrument (as a trumpet, clarinet, or organ) sounded by wind; especially :  one sounded by the player's breath

1582

First Known Use of wind instrument

1582


WIND INSTRUMENT Defined for Kids

wind instrument

noun

Definition of wind instrument for Students

  1. :  a musical instrument (as a clarinet, harmonica, or trumpet) sounded by the vibration of a stream of air and especially by the player's breath





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