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[pan-dee-uh n, pan-dee-uh n] /pænˈdi ən, ˈpæn di ən/
of or relating to the god Pan.
Origin of Pandean
1800-10; Pan + -d- (< ?) + -e- (< Latin -ae(us)) + -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Always, while he was preparing some new trick, a man kept playing on the Pandean pipes, and beating a drum at the same time.

  • This was done in ancient as it is in modern times, by playing the Pandean pipes.

    The Comic Latin Grammar Percival Leigh
  • The showman flung his Pandean pipe at Pat's snout, and the poor intruder ran howling round the amused throng.

    Mated from the Morgue John Augustus O'Shea
  • Then comes a man with a Pandean pipe, next another with a semicircular harp and then one with a portable organ.

    Some Forerunners of Italian Opera William James Henderson
  • Might not a one-handed fife be introduced, or a Pandean pipe substituted, and fifers totally abolished?

  • These usually play upon one or two violins, a mandoline, and the Pandean pipes.

    Roumania Past and Present James Samuelson
  • To his lips he held a Pandean pipe, from which the extraordinary sounds appeared to proceed.

    The Home Fredrika Bremer
  • Close by are the two leading comic journals, the one tinkling a triangle, the other blowing the Pandean pipes.

  • If the people have the syrinx (or Pandean pipe), ascertain the series of musical intervals yielded by its tubes.

  • Another conceit in the form of a Sphinx or Pandean pipe has been attributed to Theocritus—perhaps without good foundation.

    History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2) Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
British Dictionary definitions for Pandean


of or relating to the god Pan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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