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1. The mouth of a river.
2. Music
a. The mouthpiece of a woodwind or brass instrument.
b. The manner in which the lips and tongue are applied to such a mouthpiece.

[French, from emboucher, to put or go into the mouth, from Old French : en-, in; see en-1 + bouche, mouth (from Latin bucca, cheek).]


1. (Physical Geography) the mouth of a river or valley
2. (Music, other) music
a. the correct application of the lips and tongue in playing a wind instrument
b. the mouthpiece of a wind instrument
[C18: from French, from Old French emboucher to put to one's mouth, from bouche mouth, from Latin bucca cheek]


(ˌɑm bʊˈʃʊər)

a. the mouthpiece of a wind instrument.
b. the adjustment of a player's mouth to such a mouthpiece.
2. the mouth of a river.
3. the opening out of a valley into a plain.
[1750–60; < French, =embouch(er) to put (an instrument) to one's mouth (em- em-1 + -boucher, derivative of bouche mouth < Latin bucca cheek)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embouchure - the aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly
aperture - an man-made opening; usually small
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath


[ˌɒmbʊˈʃʊəʳ] N (Mus) → boquilla f


n (Mus) → Mundstück nt; (of player)Mundstellung f
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It took him about five years, but finally he got dentures that fit, re-established his embouchure, resumed blowing.
A Musical Instrument, begun in 1975, which discusses specifics of posture and embouchure, tone production, resonance, and air use, as well as articulation and Attack.
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En une semaine, des millions de personnes avaient fui leurs villages dans la province meridionale du Sind, et evacue des grandes villes a mesure que les flots de l'Indus en furie rompaient les digues en devalant vers son embouchure dans la mer d'Oman.
I knew the other students used to hate it, but this developed embouchure, breath control, and so on.
Boog stood two feet in front of Corndog, who was lying in his overstuffed chair with both eyes closed and a little embouchure smirk on his face.