piphat

noun pi·phat \ ˈpē-ˈpät \

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 FletcherWorld Musics in Context2001

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First Known Use of piphat

1948


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