Definition of Fipple

1. Noun. A wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder).

Generic synonyms: Plug, Stopper, Stopple



Definition of Fipple

1. n. A stopper, as in a wind instrument of music.

Definition of Fipple

1. Noun. (music) The block (typically of wood) that forms the floor of the windway in a wind instrument. ¹

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Definition of Fipple

1. a plug of wood at the mouth of certain wind instruments [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fipple

fiorinos
fiorins
fiorite
fioritura
fioriture
fip
fipennies
fipenny
fipexide
fippence
fippences
fippennies
fippenny
fippenny bit
fippenny bits
fipple (current term)
fipple flute
fipple pipe
fipples
fipronil
fips
fiqh
fique
fiques
fir
fir-cone
fir-cones
fir clubmoss
fir clubmosses
fir cone

Literary usage of Fipple

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1. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"fipple, t. A stopper, se. of a wind instrument. L. Fibula, a clasp or fastener. FIR, ». A tree ! the wood of the tree. Sw. Fera-lrae : AS Fuhr-v>udu ..."

2. The Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia by John Mactaggart (1876)
"fipple—The underlip ; when dull about any thing, we are said to •' Aing the lip ;" and when those around us wish us roused, they say we would answer well ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"They are not in the same key as the orchestral piccolo, but, like it, they were fipple flutes. Thrice the flauta piccolo furnishes a florid accompaniment to ..."

4. Northumberland Words by Richard Oliver Heslop (1892)
"fipple, the under lip, a pet lip, a wry face. "What a fipple! ... become naturally longer on the outside than the inside, which is called their fipple. ..."

5. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"The fipple was a block of wood inserted within the end of the pipe, at once narrowing the bore of the tube to the dimensions proper for the entrance of the ..."

6. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"fipple Flute. FLUTE-a-bec. Firework Music. George Fred- erick Handel's music in celebration of the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, per- posed symphonies and much ..."

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