the act of a person or thing that pipes.
the sound of pipes.
a shrill sound.
the music of pipes.
a cordlike ornamentation made of icing, used on pastry.
a tubular band of ornamental material, sometimes containing a cord, used for trimming the edges and seams of clothing, upholstery, etc.
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blistering, red-hot, scorching, searing, sizzling, boiling, sweltering, steaming, scalding, broiling, roasting, burning, ardent, fiery, hot, sultry
piping hot, (of food or drink) very hot.
Origin of piping
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pipes collectively, esp pipes formed into a connected system, as in the plumbing of a house
a cord of icing, whipped cream, etc, often used to decorate desserts and cakes
a thin strip of covered cord or material, used to edge hems, etc
the sound of a pipe or a set of bagpipes
the art or technique of playing a pipe or bagpipes
a shrill voice or sound, esp a whistling sound
making a shrill sound
archaic relating to the pipe (associated with peace), as opposed to martial instruments, such as the fife or trumpet
piping hot extremely hot
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Very hot, as in These biscuits are piping hot. This idiom alludes to something so hot that it makes a piping or hissing sound. [Late 1300s]
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