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piping

noun

Simple Definition of piping

  • : pipes that carry water, gas, etc.

  • : the music of a pipe or pipes

  • : a narrow tube of cloth that is used to decorate clothes, furniture, etc.

Full Definition of piping

  1. 1 a :  a sound, note, or call like that of a pipe b :  the music of a pipe

  2. 2 :  a quantity or system of pipes

  3. 3 :  trimming stitched in seams or along edges (as of clothing, slipcovers, or curtains)

Examples of piping

  1. There's a problem with the piping in the building.

  2. a sofa trimmed with blue piping

  3. a uniform with yellow piping down the pants



13th Century

First Known Use of piping

13th century

Rhymes with piping


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piping

adjective

Simple Definition of piping

  • : having a high-pitched sound or tone

Full Definition of piping

  1. 1 :  shrill <a piping voice>

  2. 2 :  tranquil <piping times of peace — Shakespeare>

Examples of piping

  1. the piping voices of small children

  2. <the piping sound of the teakettle caught my attention>



15th Century

First Known Use of piping

15th century


PIPING Defined for Kids

piping

noun pip·ing \ˈpī-piŋ\

Definition of piping

  1. 1 :  a quantity or system of pipes

  2. 2 :  the music of a pipe

  3. 3 :  a high-pitched sound or call <the piping of frogs>

  4. 4 :  a narrow fold of material used to decorate edges or seams





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