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.
  2. (archaic) The mouth of a river or valley.

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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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