tonguing

[ tuhng-ing ]
/ ˈtʌŋ ɪŋ /

noun Music.

the manipulation of the tongue in playing a wind instrument to interrupt the tone and produce a staccato effect.

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Origin of tonguing

First recorded in 1805–15; tongue + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for tonguing

tonguing
/ (ˈtʌŋɪŋ) /

noun

a technique of articulating notes on a wind instrumentSee single-tongue, double-tongue, triple-tongue
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