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triple-tongue

[ trip-uhl-tuhng ]

verb (used without object)

, Music.
, tri·ple-tongued, tri·ple-tongu·ing.
  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.


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-tonguing Compare single-tongue double-tongue


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Derived Forms

  • triple tonguing, noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of triple-tongue1

First recorded in 1900–05

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Example Sentences

His eyes shone like fire, and he had a triple tongue and triple rows of teeth.

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