woodwind instrument

Definitions of woodwind instrument
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n any wind instrument other than the brass instruments

Synonyms:
wood, woodwind
Types:
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beating-reed instrument, reed, reed instrument
a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
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
double reed, double-reed instrument
a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
fife
a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band
free-reed
a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture
nose flute
a flute that is played by blowing through the nostrils (used in some Asian countries)
piccolo
a small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute
single-reed instrument, single-reed woodwind
a beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone)
Type of:
wind, wind instrument
a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath

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