- an organ pipe having a reed that is vibrated by air to produce the sound.
Origin of reed pipe
Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300
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Examples from the Web for reed pipe
But it may happen, when they invoke Pan, that he answers with the reed-pipe.Zones of the Spirit
The orchestra—two violins, a reed-pipe, a biniou, and a harp—were playing away with might and main.Lorraine
Robert W. Chambers
So they carried him home between them and administered liquid food through 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.
The name is believed to be derived from calamaula, a reed-pipe, which was corrupted to chalem-elle and then to shawm.
- a wind instrument, such as a clarinet or oboe, whose sound is produced by a vibrating reed
- an organ pipe sounded by a vibrating reed
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