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double-tongue

[ duhb-uhl-tuhng ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˌtʌŋ /
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verb (used without object), dou·ble-tongued, dou·ble-tongu·ing.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.
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British Dictionary definitions for double-tongue

double-tongue

verb -tongues, -tonguing or -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 tongueCompare single-tongue, triple-tongue

Derived forms of double-tongue

double tonguing, noun
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