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woodwind

[woo d-wind]
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noun
  1. wind instrument
  2. woodwinds, the section of an orchestra or band comprising the woodwind instruments.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or composed of woodwinds.
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Origin of woodwind

First recorded in 1875–80; wood1 + wind3
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woodwind

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or denoting a type of wind instrument, excluding the brass instruments, formerly made of wood but now often made of metal, such as the flute or clarinet
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noun
  1. (functioning as plural) woodwind instruments collectively
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Word Origin and History for woodwind

n.

1876, from wood (n.) + wind (n.).

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