double-tongue definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To play a rapidly repeated number of records on a wind tool by putting the tongue alternatively amongst the roles for t and k.
  • noun:
    • Deceit; duplicity.
    • Duplicity; deceitfulness.
    • a type of dwarf butcher's-broom, Ruscus Hypoglossum, of south Europe: so named from look associated with the cladodes. See Ruscus.
  • others:
    • In music, in playing the flute and certain brass instruments, such as the cornet, to apply the tongue quickly toward teeth and the difficult palate alternatively, so as to insure a brilliant execution of a staccato passage.
  • verb:
    • play fast notes on a wind tool

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