uilleann pipes

plural noun, often capitalized uil·leann pipes \ˈi-lən-\

Definition of uilleann pipes

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

Origin and Etymology of uilleann pipes

uilleann from Irish, genitive singular of uillinn elbow, from Old Irish uilen; akin to Old English eln ell — more at ell

First Known Use: 1906

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