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triple-tongue

[trip-uh l-tuhng] /ˈtrɪp əlˌtʌŋ/
verb (used without object), triple-tongued, triple-tonguing. Music.
1.
to interrupt the wind flow by moving the tongue as if pronouncing t and t and k successively, especially in playing rapid passages or staccato notes on a brass instrument.
Compare double-tongue.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Use double-tongue, triple-tongue, and breath attacks on wind instruments.
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triple-tongue

verb
1.
(music) to play (very quick staccato passages of notes grouped in threes) on a wind instrument by a combination of single- and double-tonguing Compare single-tongue, double-tongue
Derived Forms
triple tonguing, noun
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