Definition of Flageolet

1. Noun. A French bean variety with light-colored seeds; usually dried.

Exact synonyms: Haricot
Generic synonyms: Common Bean



2. Noun. A small fipple flute with four finger holes and two thumb holes.
Exact synonyms: Shepherd's Pipe, Treble Recorder
Generic synonyms: Fipple Flute, Fipple Pipe, Recorder, Vertical Flute
Specialized synonyms: Tabor Pipe

Definition of Flageolet

1. n. A small wooden pipe, having six or more holes, and a mouthpiece inserted at one end. It produces a shrill sound, softer than of the piccolo flute, and is said to have superseded the old recorder.

Definition of Flageolet

1. Noun. (music) A type of small flute. ¹

2. Noun. A type of kidney bean, common in France. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flageolet

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Medical Definition of Flageolet

1. A small wooden pipe, having six or more holes, and a mouthpiece inserted at one end. It produces a shrill sound, softer than of the piccolo flute, and is said to have superseded the old recorder. Flageolet tones, the naturel harmonics or overtones of stringed instruments. Origin: F. Flageolet, dim. Of OF. Flajl (as if fr. A LL. Flautio;us), of flaute, flahute, F. Flte. See Flute. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Flageolet

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1. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1879)
"The simplest form of the flageolet is the ordinary tin whistle with six holes. ... In the whistle, and in the English flageolet, the scale is simply that of ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Flag is a doublet of Flake, qv flageolet, a sort of flute. (F..-L.) Spelt flagellate in Hudibras, ... —OF flageolet, 'a pipe, whistle, flute;' Cot. Dimin. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1880)
"The simplest form of the flageolet is the ordinary tin whistle with six holes. ... In the whistle, and in the English flageolet, the scale is simply that of ..."

4. An Explanation of the Organ Stops with Hints for Effective Combinations by Carl Locher (1888)
"flageolet. A 1-ft. and 2-ft. flute-like open metal stop, often of wide scale, and fuller in intonation than the 2-ft. Octave. In large organs, and in the ..."

5. Hector Berlioz; Selections from His Letters, and Aesthetic, Humorous, and by Hector Berlioz, William Foster Apthorp (1879)
"THE APOSTLE OF THE flageolet. Another, the apostle of the flageolet, was full of zeal; you could not prevent him from playing in the orches- ..."

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