double-tongue

verb
dou·​ble-tongue | \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈtəŋ How to pronounce double-tongue (audio) \
double-tongued; double-tonguing; double-tongues

Definition of double-tongue

intransitive verb

: to cause the tongue to alternate rapidly between the positions for t and k so as to produce a fast succession of detached notes on a wind instrument

First Known Use of double-tongue

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Double-tongue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-tongue. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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