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woodwind instrument


Those instruments that are made of wood and sounded by means of air. The clarinet and oboe families fall into this category, as do the saxophone and the flute families. Although the saxophone is made of brass, it is derived from the wooden clarinet, and is sounded by a reed, thus it is considered to be a woodwind instrument. As well, the flute is made of metal (usually silver), however, it is derived from a wooden ancestor, and is considered to be a woodwind instrument.

See Also

[French] instrument à vent en bois
[French] instrument à vent (m)
[German] Holzblasinstrument (n)
[Italian] legno (m)
[Spanish] instrumento de madera (m)


Last Updated: 2016-05-06 13:37:24