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embouchure

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Etymology

From French embouchure, from emboucher.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
embouchure

Plural
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  1. (music) The shape of the mouth and lips when playing a wind instrument.
    • 1963, Thomas Pynchon, V.:
      you could see the twin lines running down from either side of his lower lip, etched in by the force of his embouchure, looking like extensions of his mustache.

French

Etymology

From emboucher.

Pronunciation

Noun

embouchure f. (plural embouchures)

  1. mouthpiece (of a musical instrument)

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