[ahm-boo-shoo r, ahm-boo-shoo r; French ahn-boo-shyr] /ˌɑm bʊˈʃʊər, ˈɑm bʊˌʃʊər; French ɑ̃ buˈʃür/
noun, plural embouchures
[ahm-boo-shoo rz, ahm-boo-shoo rz; French ahn-boo-shyr] /ˌɑm bʊˈʃʊərz, ˈɑm bʊˌʃʊərz; French ɑ̃ buˈʃür/ (Show IPA)
the mouth of a river.
the opening out of a valley into a plain.
the mouth of a river or valley
1760, in musical sense, from French embouchure “river mouth, mouth of a wind instrument,” from en- “in” (see en- (1)) + bouche “mouth” (see bouche).
/ɪmˈbɒθrɪəm/ noun 1. any evergreen shrub of the genus Embothrium, esp E. coccineum, native to South America but widely cultivated as an ornamental for its scarlet flowers: family Proteaceae Also called Chilean firebush
[em-boo r-zhwahz-muh nt, -mahnt, ahm-; French ahn-boor-zhwaz-mahn] /ɛmˈbʊər ʒwɑz mənt, -ˌmɑnt, ɑm-; French ɑ̃ bur ʒwazˈmɑ̃/ noun 1. the acquisition or adoption of middle-class values and manners. /French ɑ̃burʒwazmɑ̃/ noun 1. the process of becoming middle-class; the assimilation into the middle class of traditionally working-class people
/ɪmˈbəʊ/ verb 1. (transitive) to design or create (a structure) in the form of an arch or vault
[em-bohd] /ɛmˈboʊd/ adjective 1. bent; vaulted; arched.