embouchure

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French embouchure, from emboucher.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

embouchure (countable and uncountable, plural embouchures)

  1. (music) The use of the lips, facial muscles, tongue, and teeth 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. embouchure (of a wind instrument player)
  3. mouth (of a river)
  4. bit (horse controlling mechanism)

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