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Meaning of EMBOUCHURE

Pronunciation:  `âmbû'shûr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly
 

EMBOUCHURE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: mouthpiece
 
 See Also: aperture, wind, wind instrument

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Em`bou`chure"\, n. [F., fr. emboucher to put to the
mouth; pref. em- (L. in) + bouche the mouth. Cf. {Embouge},
{Debouch}.]
1. The mouth of a river; also, the mouth of a cannon.

2. (Mus.)
   (a) The mouthpiece of a wind instrument.
   (b) The shaping of the lips to the mouthpiece; as, a flute
       player has a good embouchure.

 

 

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