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wind instrument

noun [C]  /ˈwɪnd ˌɪn·strə·mənt/ us  
a musical instrument whose sound is produced by blowing: Saxophones, clarinets, and flutes are wind instruments.
Translations of “wind instrument”
in Chinese (Traditional) 管樂器, 吹奏樂器…
in Russian духовой инструмент…
in Turkish nefesli saz, üflemeli çalgı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 管乐器, 吹奏乐器…
in Polish instrument dęty…
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