Definition of overblowing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈblōiNG/


A technique for playing a wind instrument so as to produce overtones.
Example sentences
  • Over a slinky, mantra like 6/8 groove, the saxophonist unwinds two long solos that alternate keening, soulful lines with sudden flurries of notes or cranked up overblowing.
  • Something about his fat, driving tone - the way it conveys joy even as his overblowing threatens to crack his instrument - sounds a little lonely with just bass and drums.

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Syllabification: o·ver·blow·ing

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