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woodwind

adjective [before noun] uk   us   /ˈwʊd.wɪnd/
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   us   /ˈwʊd.wɪnd/
the woodwind [S, + pl verb] the group of woodwind instruments and their players in an orchestra: The woodwind were haunting in the slow movement.
Translations of “woodwind”
in Chinese (Traditional) 木管樂器的…
in Russian деревянные духовые инструменты…
in Turkish ağaçtan yapılma bir grup müzik aleti…
in Chinese (Simplified) 木管乐器的…
in Polish drewniane instrumenty dęte…
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