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 {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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  • Double-tonguing — Dou ble tongu ing, n. (Mus.) A peculiar action of the tongue by flute players in articulating staccato notes; also, the rapid repetition of notes in cornet playing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • double-tonguing — /dʌbəl ˈtʌŋɪŋ/ (say dubuhl tunging) noun a technique used in playing the flute and similar instruments whereby the tip of the tongue and the top of the tongue are used alternately in a double action to articulate the notes …   Australian English dictionary

  • double tonguing — noun Music the use of two alternating movements of the tongue in playing rapid passages on a wind instrument …   English new terms dictionary

  • double 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

  • double-tongue — [dub′əltuŋ΄] vi. double tongued, double tonguing to alternate quickly and regularly the use of the tip and base of the tongue in playing a flute, trumpet, etc. to facilitate rapid articulation …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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

  • double — adj., adv., n., & v. adj. 1 a consisting of two usu. equal parts or things; twofold. b consisting of two identical parts. 2 twice as much or many (double the amount; double the number; double thickness). 3 having twice the usual size, quantity,… …   Useful english dictionary

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

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