double-tongue
intransitive verb Date: circa 1900 to cause the tongue to alternate rapidly between the positions for t and k so as to produce a fast succession of detached notes on a wind instrument

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  • Double-tongue — Dou ble tongue , n. Deceit; duplicity. [1913 Webster] Now cometh the sin of double tongue, such as speak fair before folk and wickedly behind. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   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

  • double-tongue — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: double (I) + tongue, n.; from the foliose bract that grows from the cladophyll : a dwarf shrub (Ruscus hypoglossum) of southern Europe II. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ intransitive verb E …   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

  • double-tongue — dou•ble tongue [[t]ˈdʌb əlˌtʌŋ[/t]] v. i. tongued, tongu•ing. mus mad 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 wind instrument …   From formal English to slang

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

  • double tongue — bifid t …   Medical dictionary

  • double-tongue graft — noun : a graft similar to a whip graft except that two clefts instead of one are made in both stock and scion …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Double Tongue — Infobox Book | name = The Double Tongue title orig = translator = image caption = The Double Tongue 1996 paperback cover author = William Golding illustrator = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Psychological/Historical… …   Wikipedia

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