fife

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noun \ˈfīf\

Definition of fife

  1. :  a small transverse flute with six to eight finger holes and usually no keys

Origin and Etymology of fife

German Pfeife pipe, fife, from Old High German pfīfa, from Vulgar Latin *pipa pipe — more at pipe


First Known Use: 1539


Fife

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geographical name \ˈfīf\
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Fifeshire

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Definition of Fife

  1. administrative area of eastern Scotland between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth area 509 square miles (1319 square kilometers), population 365,198


FIFE Defined for English Language Learners

fife

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noun \ˈfīf\

Definition of fife for English Language Learners

  • : a musical instrument that looks like a small flute


FIFE Defined for Kids

fife

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noun \ˈfīf\

Definition of fife for Students

  1. :  a small musical instrument like a flute that produces a shrill sound



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