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[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).


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