pi·​phat | \ ˈpē-ˈpät How to pronounce piphat (audio) \

Definition of piphat

: any of several Thai classical musical ensembles that are used in religious ceremonies, dance dramas, and puppet theater and that feature gong chimes, xylophones, and drums The piphat … is the regional ensemble that most resembles the Indonesian gamelan.— Peter Fletcher, World Musics in Context, 2001

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Piphat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piphat. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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