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double-tongue

[duhb-uh l-tuhng]
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verb (used without object), dou·ble-tongued, dou·ble-tongu·ing. Music.
  1. 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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Compare triple-tongue.
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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


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double-tongue

verb -tongues, -tonguing or -tongued
  1. 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
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Derived Formsdouble tonguing, noun
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