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

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double-tongue was circa 1900

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“Double-tongue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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