pandean pipes
Syrinx Syr"inx, n.; pl. {Syringes}. [NL., from Gr. ? a pipe.] 1. (Mus.) A wind instrument made of reeds tied together; -- called also {pandean pipes}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) The lower larynx in birds. [1913 Webster]

Note: In birds there are two laringes, an upper or true, but voiceless, larynx in the usual position behind the tongue, and a lower one, at or near the junction of the trachea and bronchi, which is the true organ of the voice. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pandean pipes — Pan*de an pipes, n. pl., A primitive wind instrument, consisting of a series of short hollow reeds or pipes, graduated in length by the musical scale, and fastened together side by side; a syrinx; a mouth organ; said to have been invented by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pandean pipes — noun plural Usage: usually capitalized 1st P : panpipe * * * panpipe. [1810 20] * * * Pandean pipes plural noun Pan pipes • • • Main Entry: ↑Pandean * * * Pandean pipes, = Panpipe. (Cf. ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pandean pipes — panpipe. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • pipes of Pan — Pandean pipes Pan*de an pipes, n. pl., A primitive wind instrument, consisting of a series of short hollow reeds or pipes, graduated in length by the musical scale, and fastened together side by side; a syrinx; a mouth organ; said to have been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pandean — /pænˈdiən/ (say pan deeuhn) adjective of or relating to the god Pan: Pandean pipes …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pandean — adjective Pertaining to the god Pan, or his pipes …   Wiktionary

  • pandean pipe — noun a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together • Syn: ↑panpipe, ↑syrinx • Hypernyms: ↑pipe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pan's pipes — Pandean pipes Pan*de an pipes, n. pl., A primitive wind instrument, consisting of a series of short hollow reeds or pipes, graduated in length by the musical scale, and fastened together side by side; a syrinx; a mouth organ; said to have been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pan pipes — noun A primitive musical instrument consisting of a series of stopped pipes of gradually increasing length bound together in a row Syn: panpipes, Pandean pipes, panpipe, syrinx …   Wiktionary

  • Panpipes — Pandean pipes Pan*de an pipes, n. pl., A primitive wind instrument, consisting of a series of short hollow reeds or pipes, graduated in length by the musical scale, and fastened together side by side; a syrinx; a mouth organ; said to have been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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