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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.
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(Instruments) (modifier) of or relating to the bagpipes: a bagpipe maker.
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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.
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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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This excludes primary bagpiping when only the top two pipers will go through.
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Andrew's bagpiping days are over but he does like to play the practice chanter every now and then.
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Sixteen years of bagpiping experience earned him the title of pipe major, but band practice is a fairly casual arrangement, as much about having fun as it is about the music.
Upfront talked to Hudson, who grew up in Cleveland and started bagpiping at 13, about what draws him to it.
Old and New World Highland Bagpiping. By John Gibson.
This book is an historical reconstruction of traditional Highland bagpiping in a broad political and social context from the suppression of the last Jacobite rebellion in 1745 to the mid-twentieth century, and the interpretation of the cultural and historical relationship between traditional Scottish and New World bagpiping.
There were four disciplines in various age groups consisting of singing, recitation, instrumental and bagpiping. Association president Mike Duguid presented the trophies as follows: P4/5 The Hole I' the Wa' Scroll (recitation) - Ella McTeir.