triple-tongue

verb
tri·​ple-tongue | \ ˌtri-pəl-ˈtəŋ How to pronounce triple-tongue (audio) \
triple-tongued; triple-tonguing; triple-tongues

Definition of triple-tongue

intransitive verb

: to articulate the notes of triplets in fast tempo on a wind instrument by using the tongue positions especially for t, k, t for the notes of each successive triplet

First Known Use of triple-tongue

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Triple-tongue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple-tongue. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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