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uilleann pipes

[ahy-luh n] /ˈaɪ lən/
plural noun
1.
Often, uilleann pipe. Irish bagpipes held on the knee or under the arms with bellows operated by the elbow.
Also, uillean pipes.
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uillean pipes

/ˈɪlɪn; ˈɪlən/
plural noun
1.
bagpipes developed in Ireland and operated by squeezing bellows under the arm Also called Irish pipes, union pipes
Word Origin
C19: Irish píob uilleann, from píob pipe + uilleann genitive sing of uille elbow
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