Definition of circular breathing in English:

circular breathing

Syllabification: cir·cu·lar breath·ing


  • A technique of inhaling through the nose while blowing air through the lips from the cheeks, used to maintain constant exhalation especially by players of certain wind instruments.
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    • He displays an impressive circular breathing technique on bass clarinet.
    • Notable live highlights were show-stopping performances from the likes of Courtney Pine, who amazed with his virtuoso display of circular breathing.
    • He was a master of the circular breathing technique and he could play flute with his nose.

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