[ pan-dee-uhn, pan-dee-uhn ]

  1. of or relating to the god Pan.

Origin of Pandean

1800–10; Pan + -d- (< ?) + -e- (<Latin -ae(us)) + -an

Words Nearby Pandean Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Pandean in a sentence

  • Might not a one-handed fife be introduced, or a Pandean pipe substituted, and fifers totally abolished?

  • The showman flung his Pandean pipe at Pat's snout, and the poor intruder ran howling round the amused throng.

    Mated from the Morgue | John Augustus O'Shea
  • If the people have the syrinx (or Pandean pipe), ascertain the series of musical intervals yielded by its tubes.

  • Always, while he was preparing some new trick, a man kept playing on the Pandean pipes, and beating a drum at the same time.

  • Another conceit in the form of a Sphinx or Pandean pipe has been attributed to Theocritus—perhaps without good foundation.

    History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2) | Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange

British Dictionary definitions for Pandean


/ (pænˈdiːən) /

  1. of or relating to the god Pan

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