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aulos

[ aw-los ]

noun

, plural au·loi [aw, -loi].
  1. an ancient Greek wind instrument, a double pipe played with a double reed.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of aulos1

From the Greek word aulós tube, pipe, flute

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Example Sentences

A similar or still more rapid development took place in the flute (aulos).

This is more fully explained in the articles Clarinet and Aulos.

The probability is that both single and double reeds were at times used with the Greek aulos and the Roman tibia.

How then about makers of the flute (aulos) and players on the flute?

On a mosaic of Monnus in Trves10 is represented an aulos which also appears to have a beak-shaped mouthpiece.

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