woodwind instrument


woodwind instrument
A musical instrument in which sound is produced by blowing against an edge or by vibrating a thin piece of wood or metal known as the reed, and in which the pitch is governed by the resonant frequencies of an enclosed air column.

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  • woodwind instrument — noun any wind instrument other than the brass instruments • Syn: ↑woodwind, ↑wood • Hypernyms: ↑wind instrument, ↑wind • Hyponyms: ↑beating reed instrument, ↑reed instrument …   Useful english dictionary

  • woodwind instrument — Any musical wind instrument that produces sound by either directing a stream of air against the edge of a hole or by making a reed or a double reed vibrate (see reed instrument). In a brass instrument, by contrast, the airstream passes directly… …   Universalium

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  • woodwind — 1. noun Any (mostly wooden) musical instrument which produce sound by the player blowing into them, through a reed, or across an opening. Woodwind instruments include the recorder, flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, cor anglais and bassoon …   Wiktionary

  • woodwind — Synonyms and related words: English horn, German band, Pandean pipe, Philharmonic, aulos, band, basset horn, basset oboe, bassoon, big band, bombard, brass, brass band, brass choir, brass quintet, brass section, brasses, callithumpian band,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • instrument — n. implement 1) a blunt; delicate; sharp instrument 2) surgical instruments; instruments of torture 3) an instrument for (an instrument for good) device for producing a musical sound 4) to play an instrument 5) a brass; musical; percussion;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • instrument — /in streuh meuhnt/, n. 1. a mechanical tool or implement, esp. one used for delicate or precision work: surgical instruments. 2. a contrivance or apparatus for producing musical sounds: a stringed instrument. 3. a means by which something is… …   Universalium

  • Woodwind growl — Woodwind growling is a musical technique used primarily in rock and blues style playing; it is popular in the woodwind family of instruments, especially the saxophone. It is commonly used by mainstream artists such as Ben Webster, Illinois… …   Wikipedia

  • woodwind — [wood′wind΄] n. 1. [pl.] the woodwind instruments of an orchestra, or the players of these instruments 2. any of such instruments adj. 1. designating a wind instrument made, esp. originally, of wood, as the flute, clarinet, or oboe 2. composed of …   English World dictionary


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