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triple-tongue

[ trip-uhl-tuhng ]
/ ˈtrɪp əlˌtʌŋ /
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verb (used without object), tri·ple-tongued, tri·ple-tongu·ing.Music.

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.

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Origin of triple-tongue

First recorded in 1900–05
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triple-tongue

verb

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 forms of triple-tongue

triple tonguing, noun
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