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1piping

noun

: 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
a :  a sound, note, or call like that of a pipe
b :  the music of a pipe
2
:  a quantity or system of pipes
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

First Known Use of PIPING

13th century

Rhymes with PIPING

2piping

adjective

: having a high-pitched sound or tone

Full Definition of PIPING

1
:  shrill <a piping voice>
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>

First Known Use of PIPING

15th century
PIPING Defined for Kids

piping

noun pip·ing \ˈpī-piŋ\

Definition of PIPING for Kids

1
:  a quantity or system of pipes
2
:  the music of a pipe
3
:  a high-pitched sound or call <the piping of frogs>
4
:  a narrow fold of material used to decorate edges or seams

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