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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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But on the 11th of April it rose suddenly, and land appeared at the mouth of the Amazon River, a vast estuary, the embouchure of which is so considerable that it freshens the sea-water for the distance of several leagues.
He is known for playing an extended developed version of the traditional Romanian-style pan flute (nai) of 20 pipes to 22, 25, 28 and 30 pipes in order to increase its range, giving diverse tones from each pipe by changing the embouchure.
Being in a marching band is quite rough on one's face as a brass player, and it really drove home the importance of taking care of my embouchure by maintaining a well-balanced, thorough practice routine.
Despite her name, Jolie is lacking in gaiety, and we gawk in sheer wonder at the carnal embouchure that is her opulent mouth.
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Mais unfleuve, clair a sa source et degage defange, ne roule pas toujours vers son embouchure desflots aussi limpides.
Schmitz was famous for his embouchure method and operatic singing style of playing, as well as for the success of many of his students, who won jobs in major orchestras in Germany and around the world.
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Melodic structure should also be taken into consideration as long phrases may not be possible for students to play as lung capacity, diaphragm control, and embouchure have not yet been developed.
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