verb (used without object), triple-tongued, triple-tonguing. Music.
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.

1900–05 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
music single-tongue Compare double-tongue to play (very quick staccato passages of notes grouped in threes) on a wind instrument by a combination of single- and double-tonguing
triple tonguing

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Use double-tongue, triple-tongue, and breath attacks on wind instruments.
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