noun \ˈfīf\

: a musical instrument that looks like a small flute

Full Definition of FIFE

:  a small transverse flute with six to eight finger holes and usually no keys

Origin of FIFE

German Pfeife pipe, fife, from Old High German pfīfa, from Vulgar Latin *pipa pipe — more at pipe
First Known Use: 1539

Rhymes with FIFE


geographical name \ˈfīf\

Definition of FIFE

administrative area E Scotland between Firths of Tay & Forth area 509 square miles (1319 square kilometers)

Variants of FIFE

Fife or Fife·shire \-ˌshir, -shər\

Rhymes with FIFE

FIFE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈfīf\

Definition of FIFE for Kids

:  a small musical instrument like a flute that produces a shrill sound


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