Embouchure



[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)
1.
the mouth of a river.
2.
the opening out of a valley into a plain.
3.
Music.

/ˌɒmbʊˈʃʊə/
noun
1.
the mouth of a river or valley
2.
(music)

n.

1760, in musical sense, from French embouchure “river mouth, mouth of a wind instrument,” from en- “in” (see en- (1)) + bouche “mouth” (see bouche).

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