embouchure

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French embouchure, from emboucher.

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Noun[edit]

embouchure (plural embouchures)

  1. (music) The shape of the mouth and lips when playing a wind instrument.
    • 1963, Thomas Pynchon, V.:
      you could see the twin lines running down from either side of his lower lip, etched in by the force of his embouchure, looking like extensions of his mustache.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From emboucher +‎ -ure

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

embouchure f (plural embouchures)

  1. mouthpiece (of a musical instrument)
  2. mouth (of a river)
  3. bit (horse controlling mechanism)

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