bagpipes

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Bagpipes (a Scottish model)

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bag +‎ pipes

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bagpipes pl (normally plural, singular bagpipe)

  1. A musical wind instrument of Celtic origin, possessing a flexible bag inflated by bellows, a double-reed melody pipe and up to four drone pipes; any aerophone that produces sound using air from a reservoir to vibrate enclosed reeds.
    Bagpipes are traditionally played in most Celtic regions and many former parts of the British Empire.

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  • (musical wind instrument): bagpipe, pipes; the pipes (usually Scottish)

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