a musical instrument sounded by the breath or other air current, as the trumpet, trombone, clarinet, or flute.
Origin of wind instrument
First recorded in 1575–85
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any musical instrument sounded by the breath, such as the woodwinds and brass instruments of an orchestra
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Musical instruments in which sound is produced by the musician's blowing into them.
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