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1. The mouth of a river.
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]
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)]
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|Noun||1.||embouchure - the aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly|
aperture - an man-made opening; usually small