reed pipe

  1. 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

Words Nearby reed pipe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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

  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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