panpipe

or Pan's pipes, pan·pipes

[pan-pahyp]

noun

a primitive wind instrument consisting of a series of hollow pipes of graduated length, the tones being produced by blowing across the upper ends.

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Origin of panpipe

First recorded in 1810–20; Pan + pipe1

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