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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.

wind instrument

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

wind′ in`strument

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

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations
آلة الفم
puhallinpuhallinsoitin
instrument à vent
כלי נשיפה
かんがっき管楽器
blåsinstrument

wind instrument

wind instrument

n (Mus) → strumento a fiato
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
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The evening was greeted by folk-ethnic ensemble "Nurorda" of the Kazakh National University of Arts with joy and enjoyed the soulful sound of Kazakh national instruments such as dombyra, kobyz, ancient Kazakh wind instrument saz syrnay, percussion instrument dabyl.
King said: "It is very important musicians and clinicians are aware playing a wind instrument like bagpipes can be a risk factor.
To summarize, spirometry parameters in accordance with standards may be the evidence of a good condition of the respiratory system and a lack of lung ventilation disturbances, which may result from the fact of making constantly repeated efforts by the respiratory system or/and conducted education on a proper breathing during wind instrument performance or a very short period of time of playing an instrument for 2.5-10 years (M = 6.08 [+ or -] 2.82 years).