1 on str. instr., ‘stopping’ means the placing of the fingers on a str., thereby determining length of portion of str. which is to vibrate. Thus double‐stopping, triple stopping, means this action on 2, 3 str. at once.
2 In hn.‐playing, the insertion of a hand into the bell of the hn. to alter pitch and tone‐quality of a note.
3 In orgs.: to block passage of air through one end of pipe (i.e. end‐stopped pipe), thereby producing note an octave lower than would otherwise be sounded.
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