[ fip-uhl ]
/ ˈfɪp əl /
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a plug stopping the upper end of a pipe, as a recorder or a whistle, and having a narrow slit through which the player blows.
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Example sentences from the Web for fipple
He swam up past the boulders made of spongy gishy-gosh, And flew right by the herd of floating feeding fipple-fosh.FreeChildrenStories.com Collection|Daniel Errico
The old English fipple flute, or flte bec, is described under the headings Recorder and Flageolet.
British Dictionary definitions for fipple
/ (ˈfɪpəl) /
a wooden plug forming a flue in the end of a pipe, as the mouthpiece of a recorder
a similar device in an organ pipe with a flutelike tone
Word Origin for fipple
C17: of unknown origin
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