Flageolet tones
Flageolet Flag"eo*let`, n. [F. flageolet, dim. of OF. flaj?l (as if fr. a LL. flautio;us), of fla["u]te, flahute, F. fl?te. See {Flute}.] (Mus.) A small wooden pipe, having six or more holes, and a mouthpiece inserted at one end. It produces a shrill sound, softer than of the piccolo flute, and is said to have superseded the old recorder. [1913 Webster]

{Flageolet tones} (Mus.), the naturel harmonics or overtones of stringed instruments. [1913 Webster]


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