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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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(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]
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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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Noun1.musette - a small bagpipe formerly popular in Francemusette - a small bagpipe formerly popular in France
bagpipe - a tubular wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through the drone
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In twenty horses for saddle and draught, which I have particularly at my chateau of Pierrefonds, and which are called - Bayard, Roland, Charlemagne, Pepin, Dunois, La Hire, Ogier, Samson, Milo, Nimrod, Urganda, Armida, Flastrade, Dalilah, Rebecca, Yolande, Finette, Grisette, Lisette, and Musette.
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10:30 a.m.: Suzuki School of Elgin, with directors Lamar Blum and Chelsea Musson and accompanist Sue Smentowski, performing "Minuets 1-3," "Musette," "Gavotte in G minor" and "Gavotte in D major;" violinist Elise Chamberlin performing "Largo;" flute duet Gabriela Hernandez and Julian Potter with "March;" violin solo Sophie Chamberlin with "Courante;" violinist Zylie Constantino with "Preludio;" and Advanced Group with "Concerto in A minor, 1st movement"
Pour la musique classique, Ratner a enonce une liste des topiques comme suit: << Types de danse: menuet, passe-pied, sarabande, allemande, polonaise, bourree, contre-danse, gavotte, siciliano, gigue; Marches; Differents styles: alla breve, alla zoppa, amoroso, aria, style brillant (style virtuose), cadenza, Empfindsamkeit (sensibilite), fanfare, ouverture francaise, chasse, style savant, ombra, fusee de Mannheim, musette, opera buffa, pastoral, recitativo, motif de soupir, singing style (style melodique), Sturm und Drang, alla turca >> (Ratner, cite dans Grabocz, 2009: 23).
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