tiple (plural tiples)
- (music) Any of several kinds of small, plucked stringed-instrument of the guitar family, used in the traditional musics of Spain and various Latin American nations.
The most prominent of the tiple instruments in English writing is the Colombian version of the instrument -- the Colombian tiple -- and it is that one which is probably referred to if the context doesn't specify it. The other instruments called tiple are largely unrelated to the Colombian version. See Appendix:Glossary of chordophones for a more detailed explanation.
tiple m (plural tiples)