: played or sounded by. blowing into or across a hole in the side : having a mouthpiece on the side
a side-blown pipe
The frog shell is very knobbly and is therefore end-blown in Fiji, where it is known to have been a ritual instrument, whereas the triton there is always side-blown.Jeremy Montagu, Origins and Development of Musical Instruments, 2007
compare end-blown

Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of side-blown was in 1896

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“Side-blown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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