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panpipe

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noun pan·pipe \ˈpan-ˌpīp\

Simple Definition of panpipe

  • : a musical instrument that is made up of several short pipes of different lengths and that is played by blowing air across the top

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of panpipe

  1. :  a primitive wind instrument consisting of a series of short vertical pipes of graduated length bound together with the mouthpieces in an even row —often used in plural

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Origin and Etymology of panpipe

Pan, its traditional inventor


First Known Use: 1820


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