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pipe organ

n.
See organ.
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pipe organ

n
(Instruments) another name for organ1 Compare reed organ
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or•gan

(ˈɔr gən)

n.
1.
a. Also called pipe organ. a musical instrument having one or more sets of pipes actuated by keyboard and sounded by compressed air.
b. a similar musical instrument having the tones produced electronically: an electronic organ.
2. a grouping of tissues into a distinct structure, as a heart or kidney in animals or a leaf or stamen in plants, that performs a specialized task.
3. a newspaper, magazine, or other means of communicating information, thoughts, or opinions, esp. in behalf of some organization or political group.
4. an instrument or means, as of action.
5. penis.
[before 1000; Middle English: musical instrument, pipe organ, organ of the body, tool « Greek órganon implement, tool, bodily organ, musical instrument, akin to érgon work]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pipe organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboardpipe organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
keyboard - device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
keyboard instrument - a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
organ pipe, pipework, pipe - the flues and stops on a pipe organ
foot lever, foot pedal, treadle, pedal - a lever that is operated with the foot
clavier, piano keyboard, fingerboard - a bank of keys on a musical instrument
stop - (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes; "the organist pulled out all the stops"
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
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The Moeller Pipe Organ was installed in 1957, and in 2004 the church undertook a repair project to bring the wiring up to code, replace worn out parts and prepare the organ for the addition of new pipes.
He said that he settled on All Saints because it was an unusually large loft in anticipation of an unusually huge pipe organ. The church ran out of money and enthusiasm.
ENGLAND'S most northerly parish church has launched a campaign to raise pounds 110,000 to restore its 150-year-old pipe organ.
The 13th century Holy Trinity Parish Church is dominated by the 100-year-old pipe organ which needs repairing at a cost of tens of thousands of pounds.
"The pipe organ industry can apply for an exemption for new electronic organs and the Government are happy to continue to provide information to help it to do so."
The future of a 147-year-old church pipe organ has created discord among parishioners in a close knit community
The concert, which starts at 7.30pm, is part of the church's anniversary weekend, with proceeds going towards the restoration of the pipe organ.
The George Markey Memorial Pipe Organ Encounter Scholarships, sponsored by the Metropolitan New Jersey Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, are accepting applications for both collegiate and high school scholarships.
Hope-Jones, who became world famous for organ construction, built more than 100 church organs before emigrating to America, where he worked towards the development of what he called the Unit Orchestra, a pipe organ capable of reproducing all the sounds of an orchestra and more besides.
In it, Belle has promised to warm the Beast's cold castle with the Christmas spirit but Forte, an evil pipe organ, does his best to scupper their plans.
Skinner pipe organ for silent films at the University of Chicago's famed Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.
The musical demonstration will be focused around the various types of keyboards owned by ROHM, from organs to pianos, explained in historical order starting with the enormous pipe organ, a top of the line instrument built by the famous Orgelbau Klaiscompany, and also the smaller chest organ.