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

Word History


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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“Cuivré.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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