embouchure

noun em·bou·chure \ ˈäm-bü-ˌshu̇r , ˌäm-bü-ˈshu̇r \

Definition of embouchure

1 : the position and use of the lips, tongue, and teeth in playing a wind instrument
2 : the mouthpiece of a musical instrument

Origin and Etymology of embouchure

French, from (s')emboucher to flow into, from en- + bouche mouth — more at debouch


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