Definition of woodwind section
: the group of musicians in an orchestra who play woodwinds (the group of musical instruments that includes flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, and saxophones)
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: any of a group of wind instruments (as a clarinet, flute, oboe, or saxophone) that are characterized by a cylindrical or conical tube of wood or metal usually ending in a slightly flared bell, that produce tones by the vibration of one or two reeds in the mouthpiece or by the passing of air over a mouth hole, and that usually have finger holes or keys by which the player may produce all the tones within an instrument's range
: the woodwind section of a band or orchestra
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