bagpipes

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English[edit]

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Bagpipes (a Scottish model)

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier bagpipe, from Middle English bagpipe; equivalent to bag +‎ pipes.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæɡ.pɑɪps/
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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.
    • 2005, Jennifer Worth, Shadows of the Workhouse, Weidenfeld & Nicholson (2009), page 250:
      “Iʼll tell you something: there is nothing in the world like the sound of the bagpipes to raise a manʼs morale, to lift his spirits, and give him strength.”
    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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