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a. A small French bagpipe operated with a bellows and having a soft sound.
b. A soft pastoral air that imitates bagpipe music.
2. A small canvas or leather bag with a shoulder strap, as one used by soldiers or travelers. Also called musette bag.

[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of muse, from muser, to play the musette, muse; see muse.]


(mjuːˈzɛt; French myzɛt)
1. (Instruments) a type of bagpipe with a bellows popular in France during the 17th and 18th centuries
2. (Dancing) a dance, with a drone bass originally played by a musette
[C14: from Old French, diminutive of muse bagpipe]



1. Also called musette′ bag`. a small leather or canvas bag with a shoulder strap.
2. a French bellows–driven bagpipe of the 17th and early 18th centuries, with several chambers and drones.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French muse bagpipe]


Cotton bag in which food is handed up to a rider in a road race.
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Noun1.musette - a small bagpipe formerly popular in Francemusette - a small bagpipe formerly popular in France
bagpipe - a tubular wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through the drone
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