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

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

Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triple-tongue was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Triple-tongue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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