Bagpipe-drone

  • 1 drone — I. n. 1. Male honey bee. 2. Idler, sluggard, lounger, idle fellow, lazy fellow, do nothing, good for nothing. 3. Humming, humming noise. 4. Droning pipe (in bagpipe), drone pipe. II. v. n. 1. Lounge, dawdle, idle, waste time in trifles, live in… …

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  • 2 Drone music — Stylistic origins Indian classical music Experimental music[1] Minimalist music[2] 1960s experimental rock[3] …

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  • 3 drone — drone1 [drōn] n. [ME < OE dran, akin to OS dran, MLowG drone < IE * dhren < base * dher , to buzz, hum > DOR(BEETLE)] 1. a male bee or ant which serves only in a reproductive capacity and does no work 2. an idle person who lives by… …

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  • 4 Drone — Drone, n. [OE. drane a dronebee, AS. dr[=a]n; akin to OS. dr[=a]n, OHG. treno, G. drohne, Dan. drone, cf. Gr. ? a kind of wasp, dial. Gr. ? drone. Prob. named fr. the droning sound. See {Drone}, v. i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The male of bees, esp. of the… …

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  • 5 Bagpipe — Bag pipe, n. A musical wind instrument, now used chiefly in the Highlands of Scotland. [1913 Webster] Note: It consists of a leather bag, which receives the air by a tube that is stopped by a valve; and three sounding pipes, into which the air is …

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  • 6 bagpipe — [bag′pīp΄] n. often pl.a shrill toned musical instrument with one double reed pipe operated by finger stops and one or more drone pipes, all of them sounded by air forced with the arm from a leather bag, which is kept filled by the breath: now… …

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  • 7 bagpipe — bagpiper, n. /bag puyp /, n., v., bagpiped, bagpiping. n. 1. Often, bagpipes. a reed instrument consisting of a melody pipe and one or more accompanying drone pipes protruding from a windbag into which the air is blown by the mouth or a bellows.… …

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  • 8 drone — drone1 dronish, adj. /drohn/, n. 1. the male of the honeybee and other bees, stingless and making no honey. See illus. under bee. 2. a remote control mechanism, as a radio controlled airplane or boat. 3. a person who lives on the labor of others; …

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  • 9 Drone (music) — In music, a drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece. The word drone is also used to refer to any part of a musical instrument that is just used to… …

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  • 10 drone — I. noun 1. the male of the honey bee and other bees, stingless and making no honey. 2. someone who lives on the labour of others; an idler; a sluggard. 3. a remotely controlled mechanism, as a radio controlled aeroplane or boat. 4. an unmanned… …

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  • 11 drone pipe — noun a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone • Syn: ↑drone, ↑bourdon • Hypernyms: ↑pipe • Part Holonyms: ↑bagpipe …

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  • 12 drone — I [[t]droʊn[/t]] n. 1) ent the male of the honeybee and other bees that is stingless and makes no honey 2) a craft operated by remote control, esp. a pilotless airplane guided by radio signals 3) a person who lives on the labor of others;… …

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  • 13 drone — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English drān; akin to Old High German treno drone, Greek thrēnos dirge Date: before 12th century 1. the male of a bee (as the honeybee) that has no sting and gathers no honey 2. one that lives on the… …

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  • 14 drone — Synonyms and related words: Indian file, accompaniment, alliteration, alto, array, articulation, assonance, bagpipe, bagpipes, bank, baritone, bass, basso continuo, basso ostinato, bassus, bee, beggar, birr, blubber, bombilate, bombinate, boom,… …

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  • 15 drone — drəʊn n. stingless male bee; UAV, unmanned small aircraft that is operated by remote control; monotone, low and continuous dull sound; buzzing noise; humming sound; (Music) any bagpipe without finger holes that produces a single tone, bourdon;… …

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  • 16 bagpipe — bag•pipe [[t]ˈbægˌpaɪp[/t]] n. mad Often, bagpipes. a reed instrument consisting of a melody pipe and one or more accompanying drone pipes protruding from a bag into which air is blown by the mouth or a bellows • Etymology: 1300–50 bag′pip er, n …

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  • 17 bagpipe — n. (usu. in pl.) a musical instrument consisting of a windbag connected to two kinds of reeded pipes: drone pipes which produce single sustained notes and a fingered melody pipe or chanter . Derivatives: bagpiper n …

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  • 18 drone — n. & v. n. 1 a non working male of the honey bee, whose sole function is to mate with fertile females. 2 an idler. 3 a deep humming sound. 4 a monotonous speech or speaker. 5 a a pipe, esp. of a bagpipe, sounding a continuous note of fixed low… …

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  • 19 Glossary of bagpipe terms — This article defines a number of terms that are exclusive, or whose meaning is exclusive, to piping and pipers. compactTOC8 seealso=yes refs=yes extlinks=yesA; Arm Str Argyllshire Gathering: An annual highland games, held at Oban, Scotland every… …

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  • 20 Great Highland Bagpipe — The Great Highland Bagpipe (Gaelic : A Phìob Mhòr ) is probably the best known variety of bagpipe. Abbreviated GHB, and commonly referred to simply as the pipes , they have historically taken numerous forms in Scotland.A modern set has a bag, a… …

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