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woodwind

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈwʊd.wɪnd/ us  
belonging or relating to a group of pipe-shaped musical instruments that are played by blowing through one end or across a hole near one end: The clarinet, flute, saxophone, and bassoon are all woodwind instruments.

woodwind

noun uk   /ˈwʊd.wɪnd/ us  
the woodwind [S, + pl verb] the group of woodwind instruments and their players in an orchestra: The woodwind were haunting in the slow movement.
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