triple-tongue

[trip-uh l-tuhng]
verb (used without object), tri·ple-tongued, tri·ple-tongu·ing. Music.
  1. to interrupt the wind flow by moving the tongue as if pronouncing t and t and k successively, especially in playing rapid passages or staccato notes on a brass instrument.
Compare double-tongue.

Origin of triple-tongue

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for triple-tongue

triple-tongue

verb
  1. music to play (very quick staccato passages of notes grouped in threes) on a wind instrument by a combination of single- and double-tonguingCompare single-tongue, double-tongue
Derived Formstriple tonguing, noun
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