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Definition of embouchure noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    embouchure

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌɒmbʊˈʃʊə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːmbʊˈʃʊr//
     
    (music, from French)
     
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  1. 1the shape of the mouth when playing a wind instrument
  2. 2the mouthpiece of a flute
  3. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: French, from s'emboucher ‘discharge itself by the mouth’, from emboucher ‘put in or to the mouth’, from em- ‘into’ + bouche ‘mouth’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: embouchure