Overblow
Overblow O`ver*blow", v. t. 1. To blow away; to dissipate by wind, or as by wind. [1913 Webster]

When this cloud of sorrow's overblown. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

2. To ascribe an unwarranted importance to. [PJC]

3. (Music) To blow into (a wind instrument) too strongly, so as to produce predominantly overtones. [PJC]


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  • Overblow — O ver*blow , v. i. 1. To blow over, or be subdued. [R.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) To force so much wind into a pipe that it produces an overtone, or a note higher than the natural note; thus, the upper octaves of a flute are produced by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overblow — [ō΄vər blō′, ō′vər blō΄] vt. overblew, overblown, overblowing 1. to blow across, away, or down 2. to cover with something blown, as sand 3. Music to blow (a wind instrument) so as to produce overtones …   English World dictionary

  • overblow — /oh veuhr bloh /, v., overblew, overblown, overblowing. v.t. 1. to give excessive importance or value to: to overblow one s own writing. 2. to overinflate. 3. to blow over the surface of, as the wind, sand, or the like: dead leaves overblowing… …   Universalium

  • overblow — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: Middle English overblowen, from over (I) + blowen to blow transitive verb 1. : to dissipate by or as if by wind : blow away 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • overblow — verb a) To cover with blossoms or flowers. if you do print the DUI story and sensationalize and overblow it b) To blow hard or with much violence. The upper octaves of the flutes compass are produced by overblowing …   Wiktionary

  • overblow — /oʊvəˈbloʊ/ (say ohvuh bloh) verb (t) (overblew, overblown, overblowing) 1. to blow over the surface of, as the wind, sand, or the like does. 2. Music to increase the pressure of air in (a wind instrument), causing a higher harmonic series to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kirkby Overblow — is a village in North Yorkshire, England that is situated between Wetherby and Harrogate. It lies to the west of Sicklinghall.It has a church called All Saints [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Churches/WRYother/KirkbyoverblowAllSaints.jpg]… …   Wikipedia

  • Harmonica Diatonique Simple — L harmonica diatonique est l harmonica originel et traditionnel. L appellation diatonique lui a été signifiée par le fait qu un tel instrument comporte uniquement les notes de la gamme diatonique. Ainsi sur un harmonica diatonique 10 trous en do… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Harmonica diatonique — simple L harmonica diatonique est l harmonica originel et traditionnel. L appellation diatonique lui a été signifiée par le fait qu un tel instrument comporte uniquement les notes de la gamme diatonique. Ainsi sur un harmonica diatonique 10 trous …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Harmonica diatonique simple — Harmonicas diatoniques 10 trous L harmonica diatonique est l harmonica originel et traditionnel. L appellation diatonique lui a été signifiée par le fait qu un tel instrument comporte uniquement les notes de la gamme diatonique. Ainsi sur un… …   Wikipédia en Français

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