Definition of Bagpipe

1. Noun. A tubular wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through the drone.

Terms within: Chanter, Melody Pipe, Bourdon, Drone, Drone Pipe
Specialized synonyms: Musette, Shepherd's Pipe
Generic synonyms: Pipe



Definition of Bagpipe

1. n. A musical wind instrument, now used chiefly in the Highlands of Scotland.

2. v. t. To make to look like a bagpipe.

Definition of Bagpipe

1. Noun. Singular of bagpipes (normally used in plural) ¹

2. Verb. To play the bagpipes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bagpipe

1. to play a bagpipe (a wind instrument) [v -PIPED, -PIPING, -PIPES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bagpipe

bagladies
baglady
baglama
baglamas
bagless
baglike
baglo
bagmaking
bagman
bagmen
bagmoth
bagmoths
bagna càuda
bagnio
bagnios
bagpipe (current term)
bagpiped
bagpipelike
bagpiper
bagpipers
bagpipes
bagpiping
bags
bags of bones
bagsed
bagses
bagsful
bagsie
bagsied
bagsing

Literary usage of Bagpipe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1866)
"Signor Maccan, the author of a celebrated dissertation on the bagpipe, ... The object of his dissertation is to prove that the bagpipe was used in Greece at ..."

2. The Celtic Magazine (1884)
"IT is not proposed to give in this article a description of the construction of the bagpipe, but merely a short sketch of its history, gleaned from a ..."

3. Musical Myths and Facts by Carl Engel (1876)
"... bagpipe. There is in Scotland a family of hereditary bagpipers whose name ... an exquisitely fine bagpipe, and told him that so long as any part of the ..."

4. Primitive Music: An Inquiry Into the Origin and Development of Music, Songs by Richard Wallaschek (1893)
"The Keres often use the bagpipe, not for an artistic purpose but while at work, to keep time to its music.14 This is one of the numerous examples where ..."

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