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a. A small French bagpipe operated with a bellows and having a soft sound.
b. A soft pastoral air that imitates bagpipe music.
2. A small canvas or leather bag with a shoulder strap, as one used by soldiers or travelers. Also called musette bag.
[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of muse, from muser, to play the musette, muse; see muse.]
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musette(mjuːˈzɛt; French myzɛt)
1. (Instruments) a type of bagpipe with a bellows popular in France during the 17th and 18th centuries
2. (Dancing) a dance, with a drone bass originally played by a musette
[C14: from Old French, diminutive of muse bagpipe]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. Also called musette′ bag`. a small leather or canvas bag with a shoulder strap.
2. a French bellows–driven bagpipe of the 17th and early 18th centuries, with several chambers and drones.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French muse bagpipe]
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Cotton bag in which food is handed up to a rider in a road race.
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