Definition of woodwind in English:

woodwind

Line breaks: wood|wind
Pronunciation: /ˈwʊdwɪnd
 
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noun

[treated as singular or plural]
  • Wind instruments other than brass instruments forming a section of an orchestra, including flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons: striking passages for woodwind and brass [as modifier]: a woodwind instrument
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    • The shortcomings of the Queensland Orchestra's woodwind and brass sections are widely discussed in arts circles.
    • Today we find women in brass, percussion and woodwind sections, as well as the safe-havens of strings and harpdom.
    • The entire woodwind and brass sections were all off stage!

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