panpipe

or Pan's pipes, pan·pipes

[ pan-pahyp ]
/ ˈpænˌpaɪp /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for panpipes

panpipes

/ (ˈpænˌpaɪps) /

pl n

(often singular; often capital) a number of reeds or whistles of graduated lengths bound together to form a musical wind instrumentAlso called: pipes of Pan, syrinx
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