or uil·lean pipes
[ ahy-luh n ]
/ ˈaɪ lən /
Often uilleann pipe. Irish bagpipes held on the knee or under the arms with bellows operated by the elbow.
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British Dictionary definitions for uillean pipes
/ (ˈɪlɪn, ˈɪlən) /
bagpipes developed in Ireland and operated by squeezing bellows under the armAlso called: Irish pipes, union pipes
Word Origin for uillean pipes
C19: Irish píob uilleann, from píob pipe + uilleann genitive sing of uille elbow
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