Definition of embouchure in English:
1 [mass noun] Music The way in which a player applies their mouth to the mouthpiece of a brass or wind instrument, especially as it affects the production of the sound.
- Proper embouchure, breath control and good technique are essential components for learning a wind instrument, but unlikely to yield positive results in themselves, unless guided by the ear.
- Personally, I only take note of clarinet players, what with their tighter embouchure and greater tongue control.
- She took the clarinet in both of her hands and… almost instinctively wrapped her hands correctly around it and fixed her embouchure… all without having to be told.
Mid 18th century: French, from s'emboucher 'discharge itself by the mouth', from emboucher 'put in or to the mouth', from em- 'into' + bouche 'mouth'.
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