/ (ˈpænˌpaɪps) /

pl n
  1. (often singular; often capital) a number of reeds or whistles of graduated lengths bound together to form a musical wind instrument: Also called: pipes of Pan, syrinx

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How to use panpipes in a sentence

  • I was "strung up" to a high degree of expectation and listened every moment to hear the panpipes and the Roo-too-too-it.

    A Thin Ghost and Others | M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
  • Fortunately fond of music, so easily pacified them by playing selection from "Tannhuser," arranged for drum and panpipes by Liszt.

  • Give me the drain pipes of the Fabians rather than the panpipes of the later poets; the drain pipes have a nicer smell.

  • There followed a deafening pealing of panpipes, drumming of drum, and yelling of voices.

    Memoirs of a Midget | Walter de la Mare
  • Wild ramped the merry-go-round with its bells and hootings; and the panpipes sobbed their liquid decoy.

    Memoirs of a Midget | Walter de la Mare