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double-tongued

[duhb-uh l-tuhngd] /ˈdʌb əlˈtʌŋd/
adjective
1.
deceitful; hypocritical.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English dowble tungid

double-tongue

[duhb-uh l-tuhng] /ˈdʌb əlˌtʌŋ/
verb (used without object), double-tongued, double-tonguing. Music.
1.
to interrupt the wind flow by moving the tongue as if pronouncing t and k alternately, especially in playing rapid passages or staccato notes on a brass instrument.
Compare triple-tongue.
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  • Be you therefore cautious, cunning, and double-tongued.
British Dictionary definitions for double-tongued

double-tongued

adjective
1.
deceitful or hypocritical in speech

double-tongue

verb -tongues, -tonguing, -tongued
1.
(music) to play (fast staccato passages) on a wind instrument by rapid obstruction and uncovering of the air passage through the lips with the tongue Compare single-tongue, triple-tongue
Derived Forms
double tonguing, noun
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