panpipe
noun Etymology: Pan, its traditional inventor Date: 1820 a primitive wind instrument consisting of a series of short vertical pipes of graduated length bound together with the mouthpieces in an even row — often used in plural

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  • panpipe — [pan′pīp΄] n. [ PAN1 + PIPE] [also P ] a primitive musical instrument made of a row or rows of reeds or tubes of graduated lengths bound together and played by blowing across the open upper ends: also panpipes or Pan s pipes …   English World dictionary

  • panpipe — /pan puyp /, n. a primitive wind instrument consisting of a series of hollow pipes of graduated length, the tones being produced by blowing across the upper ends. Also, Pan s pipes, panpipes. [1810 20; PAN + PIPE1] * * * or syrinx Wind instrument …   Universalium

  • panpipe — noun A set of panpipes …   Wiktionary

  • panpipe — Synonyms and related words: English horn, Pandean pipe, aulos, basset horn, basset oboe, bassoon, bombard, clarinet, contrabassoon, contrafagotto, cromorne, double bassoon, double reed, fife, fipple flute, flageolet, flute, hautboy, heckelphone,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • panpipe — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. syrinx, Pan s pipes. See music …   English dictionary for students

  • panpipe — n. reed pipe, type of wind instrument made from wooden pipes of different lengths …   English contemporary dictionary

  • panpipe — pan·pipe …   English syllables

  • panpipe — pan•pipe [[t]ˈpænˌpaɪp[/t]] n. mad a primitive wind instrument consisting of a series of hollow pipes of graduated length, the tones being produced by blowing across the upper ends Often, pan′pipes . Etymology: 1810–1820 …   From formal English to slang

  • panpipe — /ˈpænpaɪp / (say panpuyp) noun a wind instrument consisting of a series of pipes of graduated length, the notes being produced by blowing across the upper ends. Also, Pan s pipes …   Australian English dictionary

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

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