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(vb. n.) Modification of tone for a rapid staccato effect by the performer's tongue, in playing a wind instrument, as a flute. In single tonguing only one kind of stroke is used, the tongue articulating a rapid "t;" in double tonguing, two strokes, as for "t" and "k," are alternated; in triple tonguing, "t, k, t," etc.


(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tongue

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Tonguing'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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