any of a family of musical wind instruments in which sounds are produced in reed pipes supplied with air from a bag inflated either by the player's mouth, as in the Irish bagpipes or Highland bagpipes of Scotland, or by arm-operated bellows, as in the Northumbrian bagpipes
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How to use bagpipes in a sentence
There will be prayers, a moment of silence, bagpipes and a military flyover.Dallas Lays Elaborate but Dignified Plans to Celebrate Assassination Anniversary | Helen Anders | November 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This Scottish fighter came in with a full honor guard, bagpipes, kilts, the whole kit.
She speaks to Doug Stanton about her love of very fast cars, mythology, and the Bulgarian bagpipes.
[Laughing] Do you want me to tell you the story of the Bulgarian bagpipes?
When I was in high school, I started playing the Scottish Highland bagpipes competitively.
Everybody was laughing and singing to the tune of an Irish jig that Norah's father was playing on the bagpipes.Our Little Irish Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
Dr. Farquharson preceeds him with bagpipes, which seemed to-night to have just a slight touch of influenza.
Now or never was their opportunity to gain the “Goat and bagpipes” unobserved and change their tell-tale garments.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Mantles speckled with colour they wore, and above them were nine bagpipes, four-tuned, ornamented.
In every village, bagpipes were playing through the livelong night.Greater Britain | Charles Wentworth Dilke