fipple flute


fip·​ple flute ˈfi-pəl- How to pronounce fipple flute (audio)
: any of a group of wind instruments (such as a flageolet or recorder) having a straight tubular shape, a whistle mouthpiece, and finger holes

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First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fipple flute was in 1911

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“Fipple flute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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