from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To play a rapidly repeated series of notes on a wind instrument by sequentially placing the tongue in the positions for t, t, and k.
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- v. play fast notes on a wind instrument
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"He loved that entire scene," said Mr. Szwed, who wrote in his 2002 biography, "So What: The Life of Miles Davis," that Mr. Davis "skipped rope, did floor exercises, and worked the speed bag with bebop phrasing and triple-tongue rhythms."
The patrons really went wild when Bunji did a bit of very fast chanting, a style that is known as triple-tongue.