variants or less commonly Sifflöt
plural Sifflets also Sifflöts
: an organ flute stop usually of 1′ pitch with a whistling tone

Word History


German, probably modification (influenced by flöte flute) of French sifflet whistle, from Middle French, from siffler to whistle + -et

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“Sifflet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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