wind instrument

[wind]
noun
a musical instrument sounded by the breath or other air current, as the trumpet, trombone, clarinet, or flute.

Origin:
1575–85

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wind instrument (wɪnd)
 
n
any musical instrument sounded by the breath, such as the woodwinds and brass instruments of an orchestra

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wind instrument

any musical instrument that uses air as the primary vibrating medium for the production of sound

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