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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Because originally the instruments were all made of wood

woodwind

noun
     
Related topics: Music
wood‧wind
1APM [uncountable] musical instruments made of wood or metal that you play by blowing and that usually have finger holes or keys [↪ brass, percussion, stringed instrument, wind instrument]:
woodwind instruments such as the flute or saxophone
2

woodwinds

[plural] also the woodwind (section) the people in an orchestra or band who play woodwind instruments

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