Dictionary.com

fipple

[ fip-uhl ]
/ ˈfɪp əl /
Save This Word!

noun Music.

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.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of fipple

1620–30; perhaps special use of dial. fipple loose lower lip, pouting lip; compare Old Norse flipi lower lip of a horse, Norwegian flipe flap, lappet. See flip1, flap, flabby
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for fipple

British Dictionary definitions for fipple

fipple
/ (ˈfɪpəl) /

noun

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!