wind instrument
noun Date: 1582 a musical instrument (as a trumpet, clarinet, or organ) sounded by wind; especially one sounded by the player's breath

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  • wind instrument — /wind/ a musical instrument sounded by the breath or other air current, as the trumpet, trombone, clarinet, or flute. [1575 85] * * * ▪ music Introduction       any musical instrument that uses air as the primary vibrating medium for the… …   Universalium

  • Wind instrument — Wind Wind (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. ah ths a blast, gale, ah^nai to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wind instrument — ► NOUN 1) a musical instrument in which sound is produced by the vibration of air, typically by the player blowing into the instrument. 2) a woodwind instrument as distinct from a brass instrument …   English terms dictionary

  • Wind instrument — A wind instrument is a musical instrument that contains some type of resonator (usually a tube), in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing into (or over) a mouthpiece set at the end of the resonator. The pitch of the… …   Wikipedia

  • wind instrument — noun a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath • Syn: ↑wind • Hypernyms: ↑musical instrument, ↑instrument • Hyponyms: ↑brass, ↑brass instrument, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind instrument — UK [ˈwɪnd ˌɪnstrʊmənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms wind instrument : singular wind instrument plural wind instruments music a musical instrument that you play by blowing through it. Clarinets, saxophones, and flutes are wind instruments …   English dictionary

  • wind instrument — [[t]wɪ̱nd ɪnstrʊmənts[/t]] wind instruments N COUNT A wind instrument is a musical instrument that you blow into in order to produce sounds, such as a flute, a clarinet, or a recorder …   English dictionary

  • wind instrument —   Pū kani.     To play a wind instrument, player of a wind instrument, puhi ohe.   Cf. ho ohiliu …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • wind instrument — wind in|stru|ment [ˈwınd ˌınstrumənt] n a musical instrument made of wood or metal that you play by blowing, such as a ↑flute, or one that air is passed through, such as an ↑organ →↑brass, percussion ↑percussion, stringed instrument ↑stringed… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wind instrument — wind in|stru|ment [ wınd ,ınstrumənt ] noun count a musical instrument that you play by blowing through it. Clarinets, saxophones, and flutes are wind instruments …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wind instrument — wind′ in strument [[t]wɪnd[/t]] n. mad a musical instrument sounded by the breath or other air current, as the trumpet, oboe, or flute • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

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