pipe organ

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps Deborah Borda and the Philharmonic’s revolving door of music directors, in their attempts to attract a younger audience, have decided that a pipe organ is too old-fashioned. The New Yorker, 14 Nov. 2022 The chapel also boasts a beautiful pipe organ, which was played at July’s celebration, as well. Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 6 Oct. 2022 Next in line for an overhaul is the church’s long-suffering pipe organ. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2022 Instead of scolding me, my grandmother led me over to a small love seat facing the pipe organ, put her arms around me, and told me this story. Kathy Caprino, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022 Works for choir and pipe organ, with Michael Ging at the keyboard. Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 24 Aug. 2022 The home of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ, it was built and donated to the city by philanthropists John and Adolph Spreckels for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 July 2022 With the largest musical instrument in the world, a pipe organ built in 1932 by the Midmer-Losh company, of Merrick, Long Island. Laura Preston, The New Yorker, 15 Aug. 2022 The whole enterprise recalled E. Power Biggs at the bench of his giant pipe organ, employing every extremity to operate the imposing instrument. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 5 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pipe organ was in 1862

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“Pipe organ.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pipe%20organ. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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