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An orchestral instrument whose notated pitch is different from its sounded pitch, e.g., the clarinet and many brass instruments.
- ‘Most transposing instruments sound lower than the notated pitch.’
- ‘The next step is the OD, the first attempt at an orchestrated full score, with the correct notation for transposing instruments.’
- ‘I give students many different opportunities to read single-line transposing instruments before presenting them with full band or orchestral scores.’
- ‘The lower oboes are treated as transposing instruments, their parts written to be fingered like treble oboe parts.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.