(redirected from Bagpiping)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


n. often bagpipes
A musical instrument having a flexible bag inflated either by a tube with valves or by bellows, a double-reed melody pipe, and from one to four drone pipes.

bag′pipe′ v.
bag′pip′er n.


(Instruments) (modifier) of or relating to the bagpipes: a bagpipe maker.



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.
bag′pip`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bagpipe - a tubular wind instrumentbagpipe - a tubular wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through the drone
chanter, melody pipe - reed pipe with finger holes on which the melody is played
bourdon, drone pipe, drone - a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
musette, shepherd's pipe - a small bagpipe formerly popular in France
pipe - a tubular wind instrument


n(pl)Dudelsack m
References in periodicals archive ?
There were four disciplines in various age groups consisting of singing, recitation, instrumental and bagpiping.
Bagpiping with Roy Sloane of the Black Watch Regiment
A bagpiping walker is taking his music to the highest points of Scotland in memory of his friend.
If you want to start off the year by learning something completely different, check out the introduction to bagpiping course at Cape Fear Community College.
Andrew's bagpiping days are over but he does like to play the practice chanter every now and then.
A SCOTLAND-MAD car mechanic has set off an amazing bagpiping craze - 900 miles away in GERMANY.
Sixteen years of bagpiping experience earned him the title of pipe major, but band practice is a fairly casual arrangement, as much about having fun as it is about the music.
Upfront talked to Hudson, who grew up in Cleveland and started bagpiping at 13, about what draws him to it.