Crossword clues for embouchure
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Embouchure \Em`bou`chure"\, n. [F., fr. emboucher to put to the mouth; pref. em- (L. in) + bouche the mouth. Cf. Embouge, Debouch.]
The mouth of a river; also, the mouth of a cannon.
The mouthpiece of a wind instrument.
The shaping of the lips to the mouthpiece; as, a flute player has a good embouchure.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. (context music English) The shape of the mouth and lips when playing a wind instrument.
n. the aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly [syn: mouthpiece]
The word is of French origin and is related to the root bouche (fr.), 'mouth'.
The proper embouchure allows the instrumentalist to play the instrument at its full range with a full, clear tone and without strain or damage to one's muscles.
Usage examples of "embouchure".
Our high hairless craniums manifest a superior evolutionary level, and our mouth folds pucker into a splendid embouchure for wind instruments.