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2 definitions found
 for Tonguing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tongue \Tongue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tongued; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tonguing.]
     1. To speak; to utter. "Such stuff as madmen tongue." --Shak.
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     2. To chide; to scold.
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              How might she tongue me.              --Shak.
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     3. (Mus.) To modulate or modify with the tongue, as notes, in
        playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
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     4. To join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue boards
        together.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tonguing \Tongu"ing\, vb. n. (Music)
     Modification of tone for a rapid staccato effect by the
     performer's tongue, in playing a wind instrument, as a flute.
     In single tonguing only one kind of stroke is used, the
     tongue articulating a rapid "t;" in double tonguing, two
     strokes, as for "t" and "k," are alternated; in triple
     tonguing, "t, k, t," etc.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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