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tonguing

[ tuhng-ing ]

noun

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


tonguing

/ ˈtʌŋɪŋ /

noun

  1. a technique of articulating notes on a wind instrument See single-tongue double-tongue triple-tongue


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tonguing1

First recorded in 1805–15; tongue + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

But the "view halloo" was quickly dropped and the tonguing of the dog was now in short, high-pitched yelps at one place.

Harky was saved by the bell-like tones of a suddenly-tonguing hound.

Sooner or later his master would hear him tonguing and arrive to take charge.

She ran directly to Willow Brook, was silent as she cast for the trail, and resumed tonguing when she found it.

Don't be afraid to switch a young dog some, to make him learn good from bad, like tonguing track and rabbit.

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