Definition of end-blown

: played or sounded by blowing into the end : having a mouthpiece on the end an end-blown flute The simplest end-blown instrument is a tube, open at one end and closed at the other, for example, a segment of bamboo or reed closed at the bottom by the natural septum.— Jeremy Montagu, Origins and Development of Musical Instruments, 2007 — compare side-blown

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First Known Use of end-blown

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“End-blown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end-blown. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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