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n. often panpipes
A simple wind instrument consisting of a series of pipes or reeds of graduated length bound together, played by blowing across the top open ends. Also called mouth organ, Pandean pipe, pan flute, syrinx.

[Pan + pipe.]


one of a set of panpipes



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`.
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