Boehm system

noun \ˈbām-, ˈbōm-\

Definition of Boehm system

  1. :  an improved system of keys and fingering invented for the flute and later adapted to other woodwind instruments

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Origin and Etymology of boehm system

after Theobald Böhm (Boehm) †1881 German musician, its inventor

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