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reed pipe

an organ pipe having a reed that is vibrated by air to produce the sound.
Origin of reed pipe
1250-1300; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The girl was pouring out the evening offering of goat's milk and honey; the boy beginning to play on his reed-pipe.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
  • But it may happen, when they invoke Pan, that he answers with the reed-pipe.

    Zones of the Spirit August Strindberg
  • The orchestra—two violins, a reed-pipe, a biniou, and a harp—were playing away with might and main.

    Lorraine Robert W. Chambers
  • The name is believed to be derived from calamaula, a reed-pipe, which was corrupted to chalem-elle and then to shawm.

  • 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.

  • This presented to the eye, something in the nature of a reed-pipe of young girls, a sort of living Pan-pipe made of angels.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • So they carried him home between them and administered liquid food through a reed-pipe.

British Dictionary definitions for reed-pipe

reed pipe

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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