Wind-Instruments, or those which must be played by the breath, are generally opposed to such as are stringed, or those of the vibrating kind.

The principal wind-isntruments are the fife, flageolet, flute, French-horn, hautboy, bag-pipe, clarionet, and trumpet. - Playing on the most fashionable of these, is esteemed an elegant acquirement; but we deemit to remark, that; though the occasional indulgence in such practice, may afford an innocent and agreeable relaxation, yet it should not be too frequently enjoyed : for as the muscles of the abdomen are thus necessarily contracted, the circulation of the fluids is impeded; and asthma, cough, pulmonary consumption, or other fatal maladies, are often the melancholy consequence. - See also FlutE.