pennywhistle

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penny +‎ whistle

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pennywhistle (plural pennywhistles)

  1. (music) A six-holed flute-like instrument with a fipple. They have approximately a two octave range (sometimes a little higher). Stereotypically, they are made out of tin, but in reality they come in all sorts of varieties, including tin, brass, nickel, cane, polymer, etc.

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