panpipe

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noun pan·pipe \ˈpan-ˌpīp\

Definition of panpipe

  1. :  a primitive wind instrument consisting of a series of short vertical pipes of graduated length bound together with the mouthpieces in an even row —often used in plural

Origin and Etymology of panpipe

Pan, its traditional inventor


First Known Use: 1820


PANPIPE Defined for English Language Learners

panpipe

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noun pan·pipe \ˈpan-ˌpīp\

Definition of panpipe for English Language Learners

  • : a musical instrument that is made up of several short pipes of different lengths and that is played by blowing air across the top


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