Definition of wind instrument in English:

wind instrument

Syllabification: wind in·stru·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈwind ˌinstrəmənt


  • 1A musical instrument in which sound is produced by the vibration of air, typically by the player blowing into the instrument.
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    • A musician-dancer blows the reed-pipe wind instrument, while going through various dance movements.
    • It sounded like a wind instrument, maybe flute, but it was so different from anything Keithran had ever heard before that he wasn't really sure.
    • The troupe of dancers includes at least two drummers and a third member blows on wind instrument called ‘napira’ which looks and sounds like a trumpet.
  • 1.1A woodwind instrument as distinct from a brass instrument.
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    • Norrington's line-up is mainly modern, with some period wind instruments and valveless brass.
    • Diagrams relating fingering to notes have occasionally been used for such wind instruments as the recorder, flageolet, oboe, and clarinet in instrumental tutors since the 16th century.
    • The ensemble instrumentation is any combination of brass, guitar, piano, string and wind instruments.

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