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A region of eastern Scotland between the Firths of Forth and Tay. It was once a Pict kingdom.
A small, high-pitched, transverse flute used primarily to accompany drums in a military or marching band.
v. fifed, fif·ing, fifes
To play a fife.
To perform (a piece or tune) on or as if on a fife.
[Probably German Pfeife, from Middle High German pfīfe, from Old High German pfīffa, from Vulgar Latin *pīpa, from Latin pīpāre, to chirp.]
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(Instruments) a small high-pitched flute similar to the piccolo and usually having no keys, used esp in military bands
(Music, other) to play (music) on a fife
[C16: from Old High German pfīfa; see pipe1]
(Placename) a council area and historical county of E central Scotland, bordering on the North Sea between the Firths of Tay and Forth: coastal lowlands in the north and east, with several ranges of hills; mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Glenrothes. Pop: 352 040 (2003 est). Area: 1323 sq km (511 sq miles)
(Biography) Duncan. See Duncan Phyfe
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n., v. fifed, fif•ing. n.
1. a high-pitched transverse flute used commonly in military and marching musical groups.v.i., v.t.
2. to play on a fife.
[1540–50; < German Pfeife pipe1]
a region in E Scotland: formerly a county. 352,100; 504 sq. mi. (1305 sq. km).Also called Fife•shire (ˈfaɪf ʃɪər, -ʃər)
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Past participle: fifed
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|Noun||1.||fife - a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band|
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fife[faɪf] N → pífano m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
fife[ˈfaɪf] n → fifre m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Mus) → Querpfeife f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
a type of small flute. dwarsfluit ناي، مِزْمار флейта pífaro pikola die Querpfeife pibe φλογέραpífano vilepill نی لبک huilu fifreחליל एक प्रकार की बांसुरी svirala, poprečna frula koja prati bubnjeve harántfuvola seruling flauta piffero 横笛 파이프(옆으로 부는 고음의 플루트) fleita mazā flauta faif fluitpipe, liten fløyte fujarka نیی pífaro fluier дудка; маленькая флеита pikola piščal frula flöjt, pipa ขลุ่ยขนาดเล็ก düdük, flüt 橫笛 дудка; маленька флейта ایک قسم کی چھوٹی بانسری sáo; tiêu 横笛
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