wind instrument

Definitions of wind instrument
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n a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath

Synonyms:
wind
Types:
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brass, brass instrument
a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
free-reed instrument
a wind instrument with a free reed
kazoo
a toy wind instrument that has a membrane that makes a sound when you hum into the mouthpiece
ocarina, sweet potato
egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
organ, pipe organ
wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
organ pipe, pipe, pipework
the flues and stops on a pipe organ
pipe
a tubular wind instrument
post horn
wind instrument used by postilions of the 18th and 19th centuries
whistle
a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it
wood, woodwind, woodwind instrument
any wind instrument other than the brass instruments
accordion, piano accordion, squeeze box
a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
American organ
a free-reed instrument in which air is drawn in through reeds by suction bellows
bagpipe
a tubular wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through the drone
baritone, baritone horn
the second lowest brass wind instrument
bass horn, sousaphone, tuba
the lowest brass wind instrument
beating-reed instrument, reed, reed instrument
a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
bugle
a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
chanter, melody pipe
reed pipe with finger holes on which the melody is played
clarion
a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
concertina
free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds
cornet, horn, trump, trumpet
a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
bourdon, drone, drone pipe
a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
fipple flute, fipple pipe, recorder, vertical flute
a tubular wind instrument with 8 finger holes and a fipple mouthpiece
flue, flue pipe, labial pipe
organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
fluegelhorn, flugelhorn
a brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore
flute, transverse flute
a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
French horn, horn
a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
harmonica, harp, mouth harp, mouth organ
a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole
harmonium, organ, reed organ
a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
organ stop
a graduated set of organ pipes of like tone quality
pandean pipe, panpipe, syrinx
a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together
pitch pipe
a small pipe sounding a tone of standard frequency; used to establish the starting pitch for unaccompanied singing
reed pipe
organ pipe with a vibrating reed
saxhorn
any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valves
trombone
a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide
Type of:
instrument, musical instrument
any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds

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