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bagpipe a wind instrument made of a leather bag and pipes. It is played by blowing air into the bag and squeezing the bag to force air through pipes that produce musical tones.
bassoon a large woodwind instrument. The bassoon has a long wooden body attached to a curved, metal tube with a mouthpiece at its end.
bell the opening of a brass or wind instrument where the sound comes out. [1/2 definitions]
brass (often plural) a wind instrument made of brass. [1/2 definitions]
clarinet a woodwind instrument with a reed mouthpiece attached to a long tube with finger holes and keys along its length.
cornet a brass wind instrument that is like a trumpet but smaller.
English horn a woodwind instrument that looks like the oboe but is larger and lower in tone.
fife a small wind instrument that looks like a flute and has a high pitch. The fife usually plays along with drums in marching music.
flute a woodwind instrument with a high pitch. It is a long tube with finger holes or keys along it and is played by blowing into a hole near one end.
French horn a brass wind instrument. It is a long coiled tube that ends in a wide bell shape.
harmonica a small wind instrument in the shape of a rectangle. It is held in the hands and played by blowing and inhaling air over a set of metal reeds; mouth organ.
oboe a woodwind instrument with a high tone. It has a long, thin body with finger holes or keys, and is played by blowing into a mouthpiece.
reed a small strip of cane or metal set into the mouthpiece of some wind instruments. A player blows through the mouthpiece to make the reed vibrate and produce sound. [1/2 definitions]
saxophone a wind instrument with a curved metal body and a mouthpiece with a single reed.
trombone a brass wind instrument. The trombone is a long tube bent in two loops that ends in a bell shape. It is played with valves or a slide that moves to change tones.
trumpet a brass wind instrument. Trumpets have three valves on a looped tube that ends in a bell shape. Trumpets produce bright, strong, piercing tones. Wind instruments made out of other materials that have a similar shape or sound to a trumpet can also be called a trumpet. [1/4 definitions]
tuba a large, brass wind instrument with a wide bell that produces deep, full tones.
wind instrument a musical instrument that is sounded by the force of air blown into it. Flutes, trumpets, and clarinets are some wind instruments.
woodwind any of a group of musical wind instruments that were originally made of wood. Clarinets, flutes, and oboes are some woodwinds. [1/2 definitions]