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



    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 Originmid 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