double-tongue

verb
dou·ble-tongue | \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈtəŋ \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about double-tongue

Share double-tongue

Statistics for double-tongue

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for double-tongue

The first known use of double-tongue was circa 1900

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on double-tongue

See words that rhyme with double-tongue

Comments on double-tongue

What made you want to look up double-tongue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!