hornpipe

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

So called because the bell at the open end was sometimes made of horn.

Noun[edit]

hornpipe (plural hornpipes)

  1. (music) A musical instrument consisting of a wooden pipe, with holes at intervals.
  2. A solo dance commonly associated with seamen, involving kicking of the legs, with the arms mostly crossed.
  3. A hard-shoe solo dance commonly performed in Irish stepdance, usually danced in 2/4 time.
  4. Music played to the hornpipe dance

Verb[edit]

hornpipe (third-person singular simple present hornpipes, present participle hornpiping, simple past and past participle hornpiped)

  1. (intransitive) To dance the hornpipe.

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