cuivré

adjective cui·vré \(ˈ)kwēv¦rā\

Definition of cuivré

  1. :  overblown —used as a direction in music for brass instruments (as the muted horn)

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Origin and Etymology of cuivré

French, from past participle of cuivrer to play with a brassy tone, from cuivre copper, from Old French, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin coprium, from Latin cyprium


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