piphat

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piphat was in 1948

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“Piphat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piphat. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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