American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To play a rapidly repeated series of notes on a wind instrument by sequentially placing the tongue in the positions for t, t, and k.
- v. play fast notes on a wind instrument
“He loved that entire scene," said Mr. Szwed, who wrote in his 2002 biography, "So What: The Life of Miles Davis," that Mr. Davis "skipped rope, did floor exercises, and worked the speed bag with bebop phrasing and triple-tongue rhythms.”
“The patrons really went wild when Bunji did a bit of very fast chanting, a style that is known as triple-tongue.”
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