fipple flute

noun
fip·​ple flute | \ ˈfi-pəl- How to pronounce fipple flute (audio) \

Definition of fipple flute

: any of a group of wind instruments (such as a flageolet or recorder) having a straight tubular shape, a whistle mouthpiece, and finger holes

First Known Use of fipple flute

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fipple flute

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“Fipple flute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fipple%20flute. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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