woodwind

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n woodwind any wind instrument other than the brass instruments
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Usage

In literature:

Woodwind like Goodwin's name.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The strings prepare for the sonorous entrance of woodwind and horns.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
Flutes, oboes and clarinets form the woodwind.
"How to Appreciate Music" by Gustav Kobbé
But in the woodwind a dissenting theme appears from time to time: Man and his torments invade this sanctity of peace.
"Franz Liszt" by James Huneker
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In news:

Potsdam, NY, Feb 12, 2010 — A member of the woodwind family takes center stage at The Northern Symphonic Winds winter concert in Potsdam this weekend.
The 21 student musicians include voice, piano, guitar, brass, woodwinds and percussion.
Yim Saing, 80, woodwinds, Phnom Penh.
Malone, NY, Oct 22, 2010 — What happens when you take a wind ensemble and add the most powerful and vocal of the woodwinds.
Woodwind and Brasswind filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection last month.
Central College hosts International Woodwind Festival on campus.
Guest soloist Les Thimmig of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will perform Four Ballads and Yolanda Variations and will perform with the quartet the Mladi Youth Suite Sextet for woodwinds and bass clarinet.
The University of Mississippi Faculty Woodwind Quintet is teaming up with the University of Memphis Woodwind Quintet for a Tuesday performance in Nutt Auditorium.
"Zephyr means warm, gentle breeze, and I liked the idea of that, especially with the flute (a woodwind instrument)," Galway said.
Catherine & I crew on the sailing vessel WOODWIND thru the San Juan Islands.
Inherit' the woodwind with bass clarinetist.
She will return to town for a concert of chamber music with a Lincoln Center-based woodwinds quintet on Thursday night at Midwestern State University.
Student Woodwind Quartet and UMU Flute Choir recital will be held today.
She has performed with Malone 's Symphonic Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet, Chorale, and the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conduction Association's Honors Band.
Loyola Montage lineup includes woodwind workshop, vocal competition and free concerts.
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In science:

This method is used in nearly all woodwind instruments • Changing the length of the tube through engaging valves which route the air through additional tubing, thereby increasing overall tube length for lowering the fundamental pitch.
Music in Terms of Science
The woodwinds are so named because originally they were mostly constructed from wood or bamboo, although the metal is used in constructing modern flutes and saxophones and plastic is used to make recorders.
Music in Terms of Science
To change the pitch of the woodwind, tone holes along the side of the pipe are covered and uncovered when playing.
Music in Terms of Science
The amount of sound wave reflection from a hole on a woodwind instrument is also frequency dependent, it often decreases with increasing the frequency.
Music in Terms of Science
This fact gives the woodwinds their characteristic timbre.
Music in Terms of Science
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