ˈkȯ(r)nəˌmyüz or as F
plural -s
: a French bagpipe

Word History


Middle English, from Middle French, back-formation from cornemuser to play the cornemuse, from corne horn (from Latin cornu) + muser to play the bagpipe

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“Cornemuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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