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wind instrument

[wind] /wɪnd/
noun
1.
a musical instrument sounded by the breath or other air current, as the trumpet, trombone, clarinet, or flute.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85
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Examples from the web for wind instrument
  • Most of the changes are among the wind instrument players, and in this department there is a great improvement.
  • In a wind instrument, as the wave travels faster in the instrument, the frequency will increase making the instrument go sharp.
  • Most of them could play any kind of wind instrument or stringed instrument.
  • The wind instrument should be securely mounted on a mast that will not twist, rotate, or sway.
  • The only criterion in his selection process was that the print should include a wind instrument, preferably a flute.
  • The wind instrument should be securely mounted on a mast that will not twist, rotate, or sway.
British Dictionary definitions for wind instrument

wind instrument

/wɪnd/
noun
1.
any musical instrument sounded by the breath, such as the woodwinds and brass instruments of an orchestra
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Encyclopedia Article for wind instrument

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

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