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nose flute

noun
  1. (esp in the South Sea Islands) a type of flute blown through the nose
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Examples from the Web for nose flute

Historical Examples

  • The musical range of the nose-flute was very limited; it had but two or, at the most, three stops.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii

    Nathaniel Bright Emerson

  • This Hawaiian musician was the one whose performances on the nose-flute are elsewhere spoken of.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii

    Nathaniel Bright Emerson

  • The idea of using bamboo for this purpose must have been suggested by its previous use in the nose-flute.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii

    Nathaniel Bright Emerson

  • Instinctively Fefe's nose-flute resumed its tremolo, and I knew the day was lost.

    Summer Cruising in the South Seas

    Charles Warren Stoddard