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wind instrument

 (wĭnd)
n.
1. A musical instrument, such as a clarinet, trumpet, or harmonica, in which sound is produced by the movement of an enclosed column of air, especially the breath, and excluding keyboard instruments such as the organ or accordion. Woodwind and brass instruments are both types of wind instruments.
2. Informal A woodwind instrument, as opposed to a brass instrument.
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wind instrument

(wɪnd)
n
(Instruments) any musical instrument sounded by the breath, such as the woodwinds and brass instruments of an orchestra
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wind′ in`strument

(wɪnd)
n.
a musical instrument sounded by the breath or other air current, as the trumpet, oboe, or flute.
[1575–85]
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wind instrument

  • organ - Comes from Latin organum, from Greek oganon, "implement, instrument, tool"; it was first a very general term, but was then used for "wind instrument" and "functional part of the body."
  • poop - Once had the meaning "to make an abrupt sound, as from a wind instrument."
  • bell - The flared open end of a wind instrument.
  • tootle - To toot continuously, as notes on a wind instrument.
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Noun1.wind instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breathwind instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
bell - the flared opening of a tubular device
brass instrument, brass - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
free-reed instrument - a wind instrument with a free reed
kazoo - a toy wind instrument that has a membrane that makes a sound when you hum into the mouthpiece
embouchure, mouthpiece - the aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly
musical instrument, instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
ocarina, sweet potato - egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
pipe organ, organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
organ pipe, pipework, pipe - the flues and stops on a pipe organ
pipe - a tubular wind instrument
post horn - wind instrument used by postilions of the 18th and 19th centuries
whistle - a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it
woodwind, woodwind instrument, wood - any wind instrument other than the brass instruments
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Translations
آلة الفم
puhallinpuhallinsoitin
instrument à vent
כלי נשיפה
かんがっき管楽器
blåsinstrument

wind instrument

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wind instrument

n (Mus) → strumento a fiato
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The droning voice droned on; a soft snoring arose on all sides and supported it like a deep and subdued accompaniment of wind instruments. Some heads were bowed upon folded arms, some lay back with open mouths that issued unconscious music; the flies buzzed and bit, unmolested, the rats swarmed softly out from a hundred holes, and pattered about, and made themselves at home everywhere; and one of them sat up like a squirrel on the king's head and held a bit of cheese in its hands and nibbled it, and dribbled the crumbs in the king's face with naive and impudent irreverence.
The air becomes dissonant with wind instruments, and horrible with clamor of a million throats.
"Well," said Hale, "you had better attend to it and quit playing on wind instruments." Sanders's banker, too, became uneasy on one occasion and requested him to call at the bank.
Music; a respectable performance (without variations) on stringed and wind instruments, sedately expressive of getting up at eight, shaving close at a quarter past, breakfasting at nine, going to the City at ten, coming home at half-past five, and dining at seven.
Two or three violins and a wind instrument from the Opera band reside within its precincts.
Under one arm he carried a limp and worn-out case, containing some wind instrument; in the same hand he had a pennyworth of snuff in a little packet of whitey-brown paper, from which he slowly comforted his poor blue old nose with a lengthened- out pinch, as Arthur Clennam looked at him.
They begin with the instruments, arranged in sections on wind instruments, percussion instruments, plucked string instruments, and bowed string instruments.
Coordinated by saxophonist Hayden Chisholm from New Zealand, this year's residency also collaborates with Windcraft Loud organisation and focuses on wind instruments. The objective of the residency is to explore the technical capacity of wind instruments and their potential orchestration patterns and combinations within an ensemble.
"It will be really quite unusual, although there is a tradition in France of organists accompanying wind instruments."
The band also visited the Mid-East instrument factory, where they witnessed skilled workers making bagpipes, Scottish harps, bodhrans, and all kinds of drums, percussions and wind instruments.
During the master class, Rafael Asgarzade will also tell the history of a balaban, one of the ancient wind instruments of the Azerbaijani people.