noun, plural em·bou·chures [ahm-boo-shoo rz; ahm-boo-shoo rz; French ahn-boo-shyr] /ˌɑm bʊˈʃʊərz; ˈɑm bʊˌʃʊərz; French ɑ̃ buˈʃür/.
- the mouthpiece of a wind instrument.
- the adjustment of a player's mouth to such a mouthpiece.
Examples from the Web for embouchure
Amber lies under, or is formed upon the sand, and abounds most near the embouchure of a small river in this neighbourhood.
Our horses were tied in a defile; and we took our stands where we could command the embouchure of the cañon with our rifles.The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
Probably, according to Teulet, the present Sandhofer-fahrt, a little below the embouchure of the Neckar.Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions|Thomas H. Huxley
The original name was Ellenfoot, so called from its situation at the embouchure of the river Elne with the Solway.
It had shoals off its embouchure; and these, he rightly enough fancied, would induce Captain Cuffe to be wary.The Wing-and-Wing|J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for embouchure
- the correct application of the lips and tongue in playing a wind instrument
- the mouthpiece of a wind instrument