reed pipe


: a pipe-organ pipe producing its tone by vibration of a beating reed in a current of air

Examples of reed pipe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Met obtained Tsimshian rattles and Tlingit reed pipes from donors around this time. Kathleen Sharp For Propublica, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Apr. 2023 Her voice was high and lilting and full of feeling, like a little reed pipe someone might play in a forest to make cartoon animals start to dance. Sam Anderson, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2022 Hisey played a vintage reed pipe organ for the audience who came to learn more about Josephine Folger. Linda Gandee/special To,, 16 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reed pipe was in 1728

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“Reed pipe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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