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fipple flute

noun, Music.
a recorder or other flutelike instrument equipped with a fipple.
1910-15 Unabridged
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fipple flute

an end-blown flute provided with a fipple, such as the recorder or flageolet
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fipple flute

any of several end-blown flutes having a plug ("block," or "fipple") inside the pipe below the mouth hole, forming a flue, duct, or windway that directs the player's breath alternately above and below the sharp edge of a lateral hole. This arrangement causes the enclosed air column to vibrate. Instruments using the fipple-flute principle include one- or two-note whistles, recorders, flageolets, and the organ (in its flue pipes). The flageolet differs from the recorder by having fewer finger holes

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