panpipes

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From Pan (Greek god of nature, often visualized as half goat and half man) + pipes.

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panpipes (plural only)

  1. (music) An instrument consisting of a series of ten or more tubes of different lengths, typically closed at the bottom and open at the top. The instrument is played by blowing across the open end at the top.

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