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pip·ing

 (pī′pĭng)
n.
1. A system of pipes, such as those used in plumbing.
2. Music
a. The act of playing on a pipe.
b. The music produced by a pipe when played.
3. A shrill, high-pitched sound.
4. A narrow tube of fabric, sometimes enclosing a cord, used for trimming seams and edges, as of slipcovers.
5. A tubular ribbon of icing on a pastry.
adj.
1. Music Playing on a pipe.
2. Having a high-pitched sound: the piping voices of children.
3. Tranquil; peaceful: "in this weak piping time of peace" (Shakespeare).
Idiom:
piping hot
Very hot: piping hot biscuits.

piping

(ˈpaɪpɪŋ)
n
1. pipes collectively, esp pipes formed into a connected system, as in the plumbing of a house
2. (Cookery) a cord of icing, whipped cream, etc, often used to decorate desserts and cakes
3. (Knitting & Sewing) a thin strip of covered cord or material, used to edge hems, etc
4. (Music, other) the sound of a pipe or a set of bagpipes
5. (Music, other) the art or technique of playing a pipe or bagpipes
6. a shrill voice or sound, esp a whistling sound
adj
7. making a shrill sound
8. archaic relating to the pipe (associated with peace), as opposed to martial instruments, such as the fife or trumpet
adv
piping hot extremely hot

pip•ing

(ˈpaɪ pɪŋ)

n.
1. pipes collectively; a system of pipes.
2. material formed into pipes.
3. the act of a person or thing that pipes.
4. the sound of pipes.
5. a shrill sound.
6. the music of pipes.
7. a usu. narrow band of ornamental material used for trimming the edges and seams of clothing, upholstery, etc.
adj.
8. making a shrill sound.
9. characterized by the peaceful music of the pipe.
Idioms:
piping hot, (of food or drink) very hot.
[1200–50]
pip′ing•ly, adv.

piping

- Icing applied from a tube with a nozzle.
See also related terms for tube.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piping - a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
2.piping - a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
chimneypot - a short earthenware pipe on the top of a chimney to increase the draft
discharge pipe - a pipe through which fluids can be discharged
drainpipe, waste pipe, drain - a pipe through which liquid is carried away
drilling pipe - a series of tubes (joined by screwed collars) that connect a drilling platform to the drilling bit; rotates the bit and supplies drilling mud
elbow - a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
exhaust pipe - a pipe through which burned gases travel from the exhaust manifold to the muffler
fuel line, petrol line, gas line - a pipe that carries gasoline from a tank to a gasoline engine; "the car wouldn't start because dirt clogged the gas line"
main - a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage
manifold - a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
pipeline, line - a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
riser main, riser pipe, riser pipeline, riser - a vertical pipe in a building
sparge pipe - a horizontal pipe having fine holes drilled throughout its length so as to deliver a spray of water
spout - an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
standpipe - a vertical pipe
steam line, steam pipe - a pipe conducting steam
tailpipe - a pipe carrying fumes from the muffler to the rear of a car
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
3.piping - playing a pipe or the bagpipes
playing - the act of playing a musical instrument
Adv.1.piping - (used of heat) extremely; "the casserole was piping hot"

piping

adjective
Elevated in pitch:
Music: acute.
Translations
عالي الصَّوْتعَزْف على القِرَبنَقْل بالأنابيب
hra na píšťaluna dudypisklavýpotrubí
fløjtespilpibenderørtransport
sípolás
flautuleikurrörlögn; dælingskær, skerandi
hra na gajdáchhra na píšťalepiskľavý
boruyla taşımaincekaval/gayda çalmatiz

piping

[ˈpaɪpɪŋ]
A. N
1. (in house, building) → tubería f, cañería f
two metres of copper pipingdos metros de tubería de cobre
2. (Mus) → música f de gaita/de flauta, sonido m del caramillo; [of bird] → trinar m, trinos mpl
3. (Sew) → ribete m, cordoncillo m
B. ADJ [voice] → agudo
C. ADV piping hotbien caliente

piping

[ˈpaɪpɪŋ] n
(= pipes) → tuyaux mpl
(on dress, cushion)passepoil m
(on cake)décorations fpl (à la douille)piping bag n (for icing, cream, mashed potato)poche f à douillepiping hot piping-hot adjbien chaud(e)

piping

n
(= pipework)Rohrleitungssystem nt; (= pipe)Rohrleitung f
(Sew) → Paspelierung f; (on furniture) → Kordel f; (Cook) → Spritzgussverzierung f
(Mus) → Flötenspiel nt; (on bagpipes) → Dudelsackpfeifen nt
adj voicepiepsend
adv piping hotkochend heiß

piping

[ˈpaɪpɪŋ] n (tubing) → tubature fpl (Sewing) → cordoncino

pipe

(paip) noun
1. a tube, usually made of metal, earthenware etc, through which water, gas etc can flow. a water pipe; a drainpipe.
2. a small tube with a bowl at one end, in which tobacco is smoked. He smokes a pipe; (also adjective) pipe tobacco.
3. a musical instrument consisting of a hollow wooden, metal etc tube through which the player blows or causes air to be blown in order to make a sound. He played a tune on a bamboo pipe; an organ pipe.
verb
1. to convey gas, water etc by a pipe. Water is piped to the town from the reservoir.
2. to play (music) on a pipe or pipes. He piped a tune.
3. to speak in a high voice, make a high-pitched sound. `Hallo,' the little girl piped.
ˈpiper noun
a person who plays a pipe or pipes, especially the bagpipes.
pipes noun plural
bagpipes or some similar instrument. He plays the pipes.
ˈpiping noun
1. the act of playing a musical pipe or pipes.
2. (the act or process of conveying water, gas etc by means of) a length of pipe or number of pipes. lead piping; Piping the oil ashore will not be easy.
adjective
(of a sound) high-pitched. a piping voice.
pipe dream
an idea which can only be imagined, and which would be impossible to carry out. For most people a journey round the world is only a pipe dream.
ˈpipeline noun
a long line of pipes used for conveying oil, gas, water etc. an oil pipeline across the desert.
piping hot
very hot. piping hot soup.
References in classic literature ?
John never asked to see it, but she always insisted on his doing so, and used to enjoy his masculine amazement at the queer things women wanted, and made him guess what piping was, demand fiercely the meaning of a hug-me-tight, or wonder how a little thing composed of three rosebuds, a bit of velvet, and a pair of strings, could possibly be a bonnet, and cost six dollars.
In a short time the shrill piping of a coming train was heard, and immediately groups of people began to gather in the street.
When he saw Mary he held up his hand and spoke to her in a voice almost as low as and rather like his piping.
No fog, no mist; clear, bright, jovial, stirring, cold; cold, piping for the blood to dance to; Golden sunlight; Heavenly sky; sweet fresh air; merry bells.
And I was going to sea myself, to sea in a schooner, with a piping boatswain and pig-tailed singing seamen, to sea, bound for an unknown island, and to seek for buried treasure!
Darzee's wife fluttered on, piping sorrowfully, and never leaving the ground, and Nagaina quickened her pace.
Surprised at the shrill piping of so many little voices, Hercules, after putting out the conflagration of his hair, gazed all round about, but could see nothing.
He flourished his broad thumb with a gesture of unspeakable contempt and derision, while little Penn covered himself with glory by piping up: "Gee a little
In truth, those who desired, according to the old adage, to sell anything valuable for a song, might find customers all over the Fair; and there were innumerable messes of pottage, piping hot, for such as chose to buy them with their birthrights.
Fame and Honor call No shrewish teares shall fill your eye When the sword-hilt's in our hand, -- Heart-whole we'll part, and no whit sighe For the fayrest of the land; Let piping swaine, and craven wight, Thus weepe and poling crye, Our business is like men to fight.
The running water and bath in the house were given up for piping to the barn, and stanchions--then novelties in southeastern Kansas.
About sunset, however, their efforts were at last successful, and they subdued the flames, but not before the roof had fallen in, and the whole place been reduced to such absolute ruin that, save some twisted cylinders and iron piping, not a trace remained of the machinery which had cost our unfortunate acquaintance so dearly.