uilleann pipe

uil·​leann pipe | \ ˈilə̇n- \

Definition of uilleann pipe

: an Irish bagpipe with air supplied by a bellows held under and worked by the elbow

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First Known Use of uilleann pipe

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uilleann pipe

partial translation of Irish Gaelic píb uilleann; uilleann from Irish Gaelic, genitive singular of uillinn elbow, from Old Irish uilen; akin to Old English eln ell

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“Uilleann pipe.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uilleann%20pipe. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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