[ahm-boo-shoo r, ahm-boo-shoo r; French ahn-boo-shyr]
- the mouth of a river.
- the opening out of a valley into a plain.
- the mouthpiece of a wind instrument.
- the adjustment of a player's mouth to such a mouthpiece.
Origin of embouchure
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Examples from the Web for embouchure
Its source and its embouchure were alike unknown to De Soto.Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi
John S. C. Abbott
The breath is projected into the embouchure with modulated force.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii
Nathaniel Bright Emerson
It has, from ten to twelve miles above its embouchure into Lake Ontario, one of the finest cataracts in the world.
It is still to be seen to the north of the embouchure of the Hellespont.
Carter, describing this latter river from its source to its embouchure, states it to be the Sigila of the Romans.
- the mouth of a river or valley
- the correct application of the lips and tongue in playing a wind instrument
- the mouthpiece of a wind instrument
C18: from French, from Old French emboucher to put to one's mouth, from bouche mouth, from Latin bucca cheek
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Word Origin and History for embouchure
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