reed pipe


noun
  1. an organ pipe having a reed that is vibrated by air to produce the sound.

Origin of reed pipe

1
Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300

Words Nearby reed pipe

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How to use reed pipe in a sentence

  • The melody came from the reed pipe of a goat-herd as he drove his flock down into Taormina.

  • Next came the puppet show, and then a juggler who played on a curious reed pipe for two green and gold snakes to dance.

    Tell Me Another Story | Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • There are now living many persons who well remember seeing her smoking by her fireside a long reed pipe.

    Brave Men and Women | O.E. Fuller
  • At A is a mouthpiece before which the musician hums his part as upon a reed pipe.

  • Mr Galpin refers to a reed-pipe with which I am very familiar; it is made from a dandelion stalk pinched flat at one end.

British Dictionary definitions for reed pipe

reed pipe

noun
  1. a wind instrument, such as a clarinet or oboe, whose sound is produced by a vibrating reed

  2. an organ pipe sounded by a vibrating reed

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