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

Examples of wind instrument in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Edwin Sepulveda painted an indigenous man playing a wind instrument, surrounded by multicolored swirls, near the front door of Parker Memorial Community Center at 2621 Main St. in the North East area. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "Hartford is a city of murals; go on a citywide self-guided tour," 26 Sep. 2020 These include the melodic whistle of the quena, a wind instrument, and the moaning harps and violins used in the country’s most emblematic musical performance, the scissor dance. Julie Turkewitz, New York Times, "Peru’s Queen of Quechua Rap Fuses the Transgressive and Traditional," 28 Apr. 2020 Recorder: This wind instrument involves blowing like the harmonica as well as moving your fingers around holes to create notes. oregonlive, "Find easy-to-learn musical instruments and classes online to bring harmony to stay-home time," 13 Apr. 2020 As a child, Nello took piano lessons and learned to play the violin, viola and several wind instruments as well. Jonathan Kandell, New York Times, "Nello Santi, Conductor With His Heart in Italian Opera, Dies at 88," 6 Feb. 2020 In contrast to the concert’s beginning, Long Yu led firmly, bringing out the fiery brilliance of the strings and the depth of the wind instruments. Washington Post, "Shanghai Symphony Orchestra debuts at Wolf Trap," 15 Aug. 2019 For example, small studies have shown that playing wind instruments and the Australian didgeridoo have shown promise as an alternative treatment for those who cannot manage a CPAP machine. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Lose fat in your tongue to improve sleep apnea, study says," 10 Jan. 2020 While the didgeridoo might be an, er, unconventional choice of wind instrument for a small-town politician, having a musical bulletpoint on a politician's personal résumé is not. Emily Heil, chicagotribune.com, "Pete Buttigieg plays the didgeridoo and other unexpected musical talents of the 2020 candidates," 8 Aug. 2019 While the didgeridoo might be an, er, unconventional choice of wind instrument for a small-town politician, having a musical bulletpoint on a politician’s personal résumé is not. Washington Post, "Pete Buttigieg plays the didgeridoo and other unexpected musical talents of the 2020 candidates," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of wind instrument

1582, in the meaning defined above

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9 Oct 2020

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“Wind instrument.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wind%20instrument. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for wind instrument

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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