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embouchure


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embouchure  \Em`bou`chure"\,  n.  [F.,  fr  emboucher  to  put  to  the 
  mouth;  pref.  em-  (L.  in)  +  bouche  the  mouth.  Cf  {Embouge}, 
  {Debouch}.] 
  1.  The  mouth  of  a  river;  also  the  mouth  of  a  cannon. 
 
  2.  (Mus.) 
  a  The  mouthpiece  of  a  wind  instrument. 
  b  The  shaping  of  the  lips  to  the  mouthpiece;  as  a  flute 
  player  has  a  good  embouchure. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embouchure 
  n  :  the  part  of  a  wind  instrument  into  which  the  player  blows 
  directly  [syn:  {mouthpiece}] 




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