pipe organ

noun

Definition of pipe organ

Examples of pipe organ in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Dallas has had an ambitious church music and pipe organ scene since at least the 1960s. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Rousing hymn singing, virtuoso organ playing and enterprising chamber music programs," 11 July 2019 Krasinski will be playing the church’s 1921 Skinner pipe organ. Loren King, BostonGlobe.com, "A very different kind of Beatles movie," 20 June 2019 Behind the stage looms a pipe organ that was custom-designed to include stops for Japanese instrumentation — and whose asymmetrical layout nods to the Japanese design ethos that prizes balance over symmetry. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Arata Isozaki's Kyoto Concert Hall shows L.A. what might have been at MOCA," 7 June 2019 The new cathedral will be open for weekend Mass but closed weekdays until next year while the Hazel Wright pipe organ, the world’s fifth-largest, is voiced and tuned. Washington Post, "Iconic glass-paned church converted to Catholic cathedral," 9 July 2019 But the most eye-catching feature is a pipe organ added in December 1992, which towers 50 feet tall and is made from 5,275 pipes. Rumela Basu, National Geographic, "Iceland’s tallest church was inspired by volcanoes," 27 June 2019 On Main Street in front of MakerspaceCT an experimental pipe organ made by some of the makers was set up for people to try. Daniel Shular, courant.com, "Make Music Hartford 2019," 21 June 2019 Another is when a long-disused pipe organ in the house gets played, and dust emerges with the music. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "A sense of dislocation in ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’," 13 June 2019 His dad, Bob Tallar, built a pipe organ in the family’s home. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "Pies and the piper: Diners at Lansing pizzeria treated to tunes from 92-year-old theater organ twice a week," 6 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pipe organ.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of pipe organ

1862, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pipe organ

Statistics for pipe organ

Last Updated

27 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for pipe organ

The first known use of pipe organ was in 1862

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on pipe organ

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with pipe organ

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about pipe organ

Comments on pipe organ

What made you want to look up pipe organ? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not constant or steady

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!