Definition of side–blown
: 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
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
First Known Use of side–blown
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up side–blown? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).