American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To play a rapidly repeated series of notes on a wind instrument by placing the tongue alternately between the positions for t and k.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Duplicity; deceitfulness.
- In music, in playing the flute and certain brass instruments, like the cornet, to apply the tongue rapidly to the teeth and the hard palate alternately, so as to insure a brilliant execution of a staccato passage.
- n. A kind of dwarf butcher's-broom, Ruscus Hypoglossum, of southern Europe: so called from the appearance of the cladodes. See Ruscus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Deceit; duplicity.
- v. play fast notes on a wind instrument
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