Fipple
Fipple Fip"ple (f[~e]r), n. [perh. fr. L. fibula a clasp, a pin; cf. Prov. E. fible a stick used to stir pottage.] A stopper, as in a wind instrument of music. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • Fipple — A fipple is a constricted mouthpiece common to many end blown woodwind instruments, such as the tin whistle and the recorder. These instruments are known variously as fipple flutes, duct flutes, or tubular ducted flutes. Contents 1 How it works 2 …   Wikipedia

  • fipple — /ˈfɪpəl/ (say fipuhl) noun 1. (in music) a shaped section at the end of a pipe, especially an organ pipe or fipple flute, in which air vibrations are initiated when air is blown through it so as to cause all the air in the pipe to vibrate and to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fipple — /fip euhl/, n. Music. a plug stopping the upper end of a pipe, as a recorder or a whistle, and having a narrow slit through which the player blows. [1620 30; perh. special use of dial. fipple loose lower lip, pouting lip; cf. ON flipi lower lip… …   Universalium

  • fipple — North Country (Newcastle) Words the underlip: hang his fipple …   English dialects glossary

  • fipple — n. a plug at the mouth end of a wind instrument. Phrases and idioms: fipple flute a flute played by blowing endwise, e.g. a recorder. Etymology: 17th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • fipple — noun The block (typically of wood) that forms the floor of the windway in a wind instrument …   Wiktionary

  • fipple — n. block of wood in a woodwind musical instrument which directs the flow of air …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fipple — [ fɪp(ə)l] noun the mouthpiece of a recorder or similar wind instrument which is blown endways, in which a thin channel cut through a block directs a stream of air against a sharp edge. Origin C17: perh. related to Icelandic flipi horse s lip …   English new terms dictionary

  • fipple — fip·ple …   English syllables

  • fipple — fip•ple [[t]ˈfɪp əl[/t]] n. mad a plug stopping the upper end of a pipe, as a recorder or a whistle, and having a narrow slit through which the player blows • Etymology: 1620–30; of uncert. origin …   From formal English to slang

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