piping

noun
pip·​ing | \ ˈpī-piŋ How to pronounce piping (audio) \

Definition of piping

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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)

piping

adjective

Definition of piping (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for piping

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of piping in a Sentence

Noun There's a problem with the piping in the building. a sofa trimmed with blue piping a uniform with yellow piping down the pants Adjective the piping voices of small children the piping sound of the teakettle caught my attention
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Cons: The decorative piping may be visible through your pillowcase. Rennie Dyball, PEOPLE.com, 12 July 2022 Included in the permit request are details on a series of safeguards and design standards meant to prevent leaks and spills from the Kum & Go’s fuel tanks, piping and related dispensing equipment. The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Feb. 2022 Some, including Bowers, have promoted the idea of piping water from Mississippi River drainage during flood years. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 27 June 2022 The dish can fill out a dessert menu when there isn’t a pastry chef laminating dough and piping pastry cream in the kitchen. Genevieve Yam, Bon Appétit, 27 June 2022 As early as 2500 B.C., wealthy Mesopotamians could boast of having pedestal lavatories and underfloor piping that fed into cesspits. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, 9 June 2022 Athletic events, piping and drumming, harping, dancing, and other activities will be featured. Mary Caldwell, AccessAtlanta, 5 June 2022 Bryan County also plans a substantial expansion to its water and wastewater systems, including a new water tower and miles of piping to service the EV factory, documents show. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, 27 May 2022 Her late father owned a piping manufacturing business and Kish and her two sisters worked there. cleveland, 26 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Churchill helps install water heaters, re-piping houses, etc., for Gregory J. Ostroski Heating and Plumbing in Billerica. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of piping

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

22 Jul 2022

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“Piping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piping. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for piping

piping

noun
pip·​ing | \ ˈpī-piŋ \

Kids Definition of piping

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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