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woodwind

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noun wood·wind \ˈwu̇d-ˌwind\

Simple Definition of woodwind

  • : any one of the group of musical instruments that includes flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, and saxophones

  • woodwinds : the section of a band or orchestra that plays woodwind instruments

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of woodwind

  1. 1 :  any of a group of wind instruments (as a clarinet, flute, oboe, or saxophone) that are characterized by a cylindrical or conical tube of wood or metal usually ending in a slightly flared bell, that produce tones by the vibration of one or two reeds in the mouthpiece or by the passing of air over a mouth hole, and that usually have finger holes or keys by which the player may produce all the tones within an instrument's range

  2. 2 plural :  the woodwind section of a band or orchestra

Examples of woodwind in a sentence

  1. He plays all the woodwind instruments very well.



1876

First Known Use of woodwind

1876

Rhymes with woodwind

break wind, buckskinned, crosswind, downwind, exscind, headwind, prescind, rescind, tailwind, thick-skinned, thin-skinned, upwind, whirlwind



WOODWIND Defined for Kids

woodwind

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noun wood·wind \ˈwu̇d-ˌwind\

Definition of woodwind for Students

  1. :  one of the group of wind instruments consisting of the flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, and sometimes saxophones




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