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[duhb-uh l-tuhng] /ˈdʌb əlˌtʌŋ/
verb (used without object), double-tongued, double-tonguing. Music.
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. Unabridged
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  • A double-tongue miter is made by cutting on the adjoining edges tongues which engage in each other.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for double-tongue


verb -tongues, -tonguing, -tongued
(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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