wind instrument

noun

Definition of wind instrument 

: a musical instrument (such as a trumpet, clarinet, or organ) sounded by wind especially : one sounded by the player's breath

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Above, the keyboards and synths of Fabian Almazan and Jason Lindner swim together, Mark Shim’s electronic wind instrument curving and drifting against them. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "Justin Brown Is a Monster on Drums. Now He’s a Bandleader, Too.," 27 June 2018 Traditional wind instruments and drums provide a soundtrack for the action, the music rising and falling according to the intensity as the fights unfold. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Oil wrestling practiced with devotion in Greece," 4 July 2018 Angst and anger, which are a big part of Eastman’s psyche, turn to beauty and grace, thanks to jubilant riffs on high wind instruments. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "The ecstasy of Julius Eastman's ‘Femenine,’ and how angst and anger turn to beauty and grace," 23 May 2018 Those trumpets, bassoons, trombones and wind instruments warming up at Marigny Opera House belong to the city's newest professional music ensemble, The New Orleans Chamber Players. Nola Community Submission, NOLA.com, "New wind blowing: Chamber music group to make debut in the Marigny," 18 May 2018 All thrive in a sonic landscape informed by art-rock and dream-pop and favor short, oblique songs enriched with wind instruments and lush strings. Ernesto Lechner, latimes.com, "Women reshaping the Buenos Aires music scene," 3 May 2018 Even the mighty Beethoven, who seemed to write a defining work in almost every form, wrote only a single piano quintet, with wind instruments standing in for the strings. Punch Shaw, star-telegram, "Chamber Music Society marks its 30th with a first: a commissioned work | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 2 Apr. 2018 In a concert for the entire family, NewEar will explore animal sounds and themes through wind instruments and a string quartet during its performance at the zoo. Dan Kelly, kansascity, "KC events March 29-April 4: Royals home opener, Easter events, Sporting KC | The Kansas City Star," 27 Mar. 2018 Within a few moments, she’s joined by the flute choir, playing the wind instrument in characteristically eccentric makeup. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "In “Utopia,” Björk Plays the Flute in an Extreme Orchid Dress (What Else?)," 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of wind instrument

1582, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wind instrument was in 1582

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wind instrument

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wind instrument

: a musical instrument (such as a flute, horn, or organ) that is played by blowing air through it

wind instrument

noun

Kids Definition of wind instrument

: a musical instrument (as a clarinet, harmonica, or trumpet) sounded by the vibration of a stream of air and especially by the player's breath

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