penny whistle

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pen·ny·whis·tle

also penny whistle  (pĕn′ē-wĭs′əl, -hwĭs′-)
n.
An inexpensive fipple flute, usually having a plastic mouthpiece and a tin body.

penny whistle

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pennywhistle

n
(Instruments) a type of flageolet with six finger holes, esp a cheap one made of metal. Also called: tin whistle
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CHARITY busker John Longcroft-Neal staged a penny-whistle protest against his local council's "red tape madness.
Well," I spluttered, "one was really lanky and played a penny-whistle.
Buskers were down to a solitary bloke with a penny-whistle.
A brief penny-whistle solo should dent the chances of hosts Serbia, but other Eastern Bloc nations must be considered.
It will not, however, feature his signature penny-whistle encore of "Danny Boy.
Pink elephant-like creatures, they made high-pitched penny-whistle sounds to communicate and pulled their ears over their eyes when they were frightened.
The program includes a transcription of "March to the Scaffold" from the Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz, "Pines of Rome" from "Pines of the Appian Way" by Ottorino Resphigi, tunes from the opera "Lakme" by Leo Delibes, First Suite in E-flat for Military Band by Gustav Holst, "La Cuparsita" by Matos Rodriguez and two Leroy Anderson arrangements, "Blue Tango" and "The Penny-Whistle Song.
Anyway, the longhaired busker was blowing into his penny-whistle, sitting under a rug on the pavement with a little dog asleep on his lap.
The merry, cascading sound of a lone penny-whistle.
I do use traditional instruments - the fiddle and penny-whistle and all that sort of thing.