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The action of vibrating the tongue (as if rolling an r) in playing a wind instrument to produce a whirring effect.
- ‘Technical requirements for the flutist include rapid triple-tonguing, flutter-tonguing, ‘unpitched wind sound’ and tremolos, as well as stamina for the relentless staccato tonguing of the middle section.’
- ‘He excels at accents, impersonations, double-talk, vocal sound effects, mime, and extruded flutter-tonguing to make flutists envious.’
- ‘The flute part's range and the necessity for the player to be able to produce a wide range of dynamics, colors and articulations, including flutter-tonguing, require an able flutist.’
- ‘The menacing flutter-tonguing in the clarinet, in particular, evoked the buzz of anger in the second song, ‘August Routine.’’
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