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



BrE BrE//ˈwʊdwɪnd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwʊdwɪnd//
[uncountable + singular or plural verb] (also woodwinds [plural]) Musical instruments
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the group of musical instruments in an orchestra that are mostly made of wood or metal and are played by blowing. Flutes, clarinets and bassoons are all woodwind instruments. the woodwind section of the orchestra compare brass, percussion, string, wind1 (4), wind instrument See related entries: Musical instruments
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: woodwind