noun, plural mir·li·tons [mir-li-tonz; French meer-lee-tawn] /ˈmɪr lɪˌtɒnz; French mir liˈtɔ̃/.
Origin of mirliton
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Beat the caviare to a cream and pound the peaches to a pulp; then add the sugar and millet and stir vigorously with a mirliton.
Bruant ran the Mirliton on the principle that the less easily pleasure is come by, the more it will be prized.Nights
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Trilby singing "Ben Bolt" into a mirliton was a thing to be remembered, whether one would or no!Trilby
George Du Maurier
To give an account of the “Mirliton” is to tell the story of Bruant, the most popular ballad-writer in France to-day.The Ways of Men
Driven forth again I fly home, accompanied by the unnerving tones of the mirliton pipes.The Inferno