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.
Origin of embouchure
Examples from the Web for embouchure
Historical Examples of 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 correct application of the lips and tongue in playing a wind instrument
- the mouthpiece of a wind instrument