triple-tongue
intransitive verb Date: 1879 to articulate the notes of triplets in fast tempo on a wind instrument by using the tongue positions especially for t, k, t for the notes of each successive triplet

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • tongue — Synonyms and related words: Maypole, abatis, aftertaste, alveolar ridge, alveolus, apex, argot, articulation, arytenoid cartilages, back, bagpipe, bar, baste, bell, berate, bill, bitter, blade, blow, blow a horn, blunder, boob, brains, breakwater …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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 — 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

  • 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

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

  • lip — Synonyms and related words: aerophone, answer back, articulate, back talk, backchat, bagpipe, bank, bell, bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, blow, blow a horn, board, border, bordure, boss, bow, breathe, brim, brink, brow, bubble, bugle, bulb,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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