overblow definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To strike (a wind tool) in order to create an overtone instead of a simple tone.
    • To blow away; to dissipate by wind, or as by wind.
    • To ascribe an unwarranted significance to.
    • To strike into (a wind instrument) too strongly, in order to produce predominantly overtones.
  • verb:
    • to pay for with flowers or flowers.
    • To strike over; pass over; pass away.
    • To blow hard or with much physical violence.
    • To strike over or across.
    • To strike away; dissipate by or as by wind.
    • To exaggerate the value of one thing.
    • (music) To blow a wind instrument hard to produce an increased pitch than typical.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To blow over, or perhaps subdued.
    • To force plenty wind into a pipe that it creates an overtone, or a note higher than the normal note; hence, the top of octaves of a flute are produced by overblowing.
  • others:
    • To strike over; pass over; perish.
    • To blow hard or with too much violence.
    • To strike over or across.
    • To strike away; dissipate by or as by wind.
    • To strike or play (a musical wind-instrument) with sufficient power to sound one of many harmonics of this pipe in the place of its fundamental tone.
    • To cover with blossoms or blossoms.

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