Share this entry

Share this page

woodwind

Syllabification: wood·wind
Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝odˌwind
 
/

Definition of woodwind in English:

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
More example sentences
  • 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!

Definition of woodwind in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Top searches

= trending
Word of the day vicarious
Pronunciation: vəˈkerēəs
adjective
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…