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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


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