triple tonguing
Tonguing Tongu"ing, vb. n. (Music) Modification of tone for a rapid staccato effect by the performer's tongue, in playing a wind instrument, as a flute. In {single tonguing} only one kind of stroke is used, the tongue articulating a rapid ``t;'' in {double tonguing}, two strokes, as for ``t'' and ``k,'' are alternated; in {triple tonguing}, ``t, k, t,'' etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • triple-tonguing — triple tonguˈing noun • • • Main Entry: ↑triple …   Useful english dictionary

  • triple-tonguing — /trɪpəl ˈtʌŋɪŋ/ (say tripuhl tunging) noun a technique used in playing the flute and similar instruments whereby the tip of the tongue, the top of the tongue, and the tip of the tongue are used sequentially in a triple action to articulate the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • triple tonguing — noun Music a technique in which alternate movements of the tongue are made to facilitate rapid playing of a wind instrument …   English new terms dictionary

  • triple tonguing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tonguing — Tongu ing, vb. n. (Music) Modification of tone for a rapid staccato effect by the performer s tongue, in playing a wind instrument, as a flute. In {single tonguing} only one kind of stroke is used, the tongue articulating a rapid t; in {double… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tonguing — Kettledrum double cross beat. So called because kettledrums were associated with trumpets and borrowed the terms for their rhythms from those for tonguing[1]. Tonguing is a technique used with wind instruments to enunciate different notes us …   Wikipedia

  • triple-tongue — [c]/ˈtrɪpəl tʌŋ/ (say tripuhl tung) verb (triple tongued, triple tonguing) –verb (i) 1. to employ triple tonguing. –verb (t) 2. to employ triple tonguing in playing (a passage of music) …   Australian English dictionary

  • triple-tongue — verb play fast notes on a wind instrument • Syn: ↑double tongue • Topics: ↑music • Hypernyms: ↑tongue • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • triple-tongue — /trip euhl tung /, v.i., triple tongued, triple tonguing. Music. to interrupt the wind flow by moving the tongue as if pronouncing t and t and k successively, esp. in playing rapid passages or staccato notes on a brass instrument. Cf. double… …   Universalium

  • double tonguing — Tonguing Tongu ing, vb. n. (Music) Modification of tone for a rapid staccato effect by the performer s tongue, in playing a wind instrument, as a flute. In {single tonguing} only one kind of stroke is used, the tongue articulating a rapid t; in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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