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piping

noun pip·ing \ ˈpī-piŋ \

Definition of piping

1 a :a sound, note, or call like that of a pipe
b :the music of a pipe
2 :a quantity or system of pipes
3 :trimming stitched in seams or along edges (as of clothing, slipcovers, or curtains)

Examples of piping in a Sentence

  1. There's a problem with the piping in the building.

  2. a sofa trimmed with blue piping

  3. a uniform with yellow piping down the pants

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First Known Use of piping

13th century


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piping

adjective

Definition of piping

1 :shrill
  • a piping voice
2 :tranquil
  • piping times of peace
  • —William Shakespeare

Examples of piping in a Sentence

  1. the piping voices of small children

  2. the piping sound of the teakettle caught my attention

First Known Use of piping

15th century


PIPING Defined for English Language Learners

piping

noun

Definition of piping for English Language Learners

  • : pipes that carry water, gas, etc.

  • : the music of a pipe or pipes

  • : a narrow tube of cloth that is used to decorate clothes, furniture, etc.


piping

adjective

Definition of piping for English Language Learners

  • : having a high-pitched sound or tone


PIPING Defined for Kids

piping

noun pip·ing \ ˈpī-piŋ \

Definition of piping for Students

1 :a quantity or system of pipes
2 :the music of a pipe
3 :a high-pitched sound or call
  • the piping of frogs
4 :a narrow fold of material used to decorate edges or seams


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