A musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath; SYN. wind.
Musical instrument that is sounded by an airflow (the performer's breath) to make a column of air vibrate within a vented tubularr resonator, sometimes activating a reed or reeds. The pitch of the note is controlled by the length of the column. Major types of wind instrument are the voice; whistles, including the recorder and flute; reed instruments, including most other woodwinds; brass instruments, including horns; and free-reed instruments, such as the mouth organ.