- the mouth of a river
- the mouthpiece of a wind instrument
- the method of applying the lips and tongue to the mouthpiece of a wind instrument
Origin: Fr < emboucher, to put into the mouth < VL *imbuccare < L in, in + bucca, the cheek: see buccal
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- The mouth of a river.
- Music a. The mouthpiece of a woodwind or brass instrument.b. The manner in which the lips and tongue are applied to such a mouthpiece.
Origin: French, from emboucher, to put or go into the mouth, from Old French : en-, in; see en-1 + bouche, mouth (from Latin bucca, cheek).