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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n.- The strident tone sometimes produced by a reed instrument when the reed is out of order or when the instrument is blown incorrectly.

Usage examples (3)
  • --- “Faire un canard”, in music = faire une fausse note, un son discordant, = faire “un couac”!
  • --- In English, this type of “canard”/“couac” is quite simply 'a wrong note '... with no duck involved!
  • I can't think of an English equivalent to “faire un canard” or “faire un couac”, (a bum note? for more
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