- 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.
Origin of fipple
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The old English fipple flute, or flte bec, is described under the headings Recorder and Flageolet.
- 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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