from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The mouth of a river.
- n. Music The mouthpiece of a woodwind or brass instrument.
- n. Music The manner in which the lips and tongue are applied to such a mouthpiece.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The shape of the mouth and lips when playing a wind instrument.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The mouth of a river; also, the mouth of a cannon.
- n. The mouthpiece of a wind instrument.
- n. The shaping of the lips to the mouthpiece.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mouth of a river, etc.; the point of discharge of a flowing stream.
- n. A mouthpiece.
- n. In vocalization: The position of the vocal organs in forming a tone.
- n. The particular character of the tone itself, especially at its beginning. Occasionally the term is further defined as palatal, dental, etc., according to the apparent position of the center of resonance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the aperture of a wind instrument into which the player blows directly
French, from emboucher, to put or go into the mouth, from Old French : en-, in; see en-1 + bouche, mouth (from Latin bucca, cheek).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French embouchure, from emboucher. (Wiktionary)