or Pan's pipes, pan·pipes



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


Nearby words

  1. panoramic camera,
  2. panoramic radiograph,
  3. panoramic sight,
  4. panoramic x-ray film,
  5. panotitis,
  6. panpipes,
  7. panpsychism,
  8. panradiometer,
  9. panromantic,
  10. pansexual

Origin of panpipe

First recorded in 1810–20; Pan + pipe1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019