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woodwind

[ wood-wind ]
/ ˈwʊdˌwɪnd /
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noun
a musical wind instrument of the group comprising the flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, and occasionally, the saxophones.
woodwinds, the section of an orchestra or band comprising the woodwind instruments.
adjective
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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British Dictionary definitions for woodwind

woodwind
/ (ˈwʊdˌwɪnd) music /

adjective
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
noun
(functioning as plural) woodwind instruments collectively
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