- an ancient Greek wind instrument, a double pipe played with a double reed.
Origin of aulos
From the Greek word aulós tube, pipe, flute
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Examples from the Web for aulos
How then about makers of the flute (aulos) and players on the flute?
The bore of the aulos was very much narrower than that of the clarinet.
On a mosaic of Monnus in Trves10 is represented an aulos which also appears to have a beak-shaped mouthpiece.
A similar or still more rapid development took place in the flute (aulos).
This is more fully explained in the articles Clarinet and Aulos.