Definition of bourdon
1 : burden 1
2a : a drone bass (as in a bagpipe or a hurdy-gurdy) b : a pipe-organ stop of a droning or buzzing quality usually of 16-foot pitch c : the lowest bell (as in a carillon) in a ring of bells
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Origin and Etymology of bourdon
Middle English burdoun, from Middle French bourdon bass horn, of imitative origin
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