musette

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French musette, later reborrowed from French musette.

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Noun[edit]

musette (plural musettes)

  1. (music, now historical) Any of various form of small bagpipe, especially with a bellows, having a soft sound, and once popular in France. [from 14th c.]
  2. A dance tune or pastoral air that imitates this instrument. [from 18th c.]
  3. A small instrument similar to an oboe or shawm. [from 19th c.]
  4. (chiefly US) A small bag or knapsack, with a shoulder strap, used by soldiers, student, tourists, etc., containing food or other things. [from 20th c.]
    • 1929, Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, Folio Society 2008, p. 143:
      I gave them money for platform tickets and had them take my baggage. There was a big rucksack and two musettes.

Synonyms[edit]

(small bagpipe):


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

musette f (plural musettes)

  1. musette
  2. bagpipe

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

musette f

  1. plural form of musetta