Definition of Syrinx

1. Noun. A primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together.

Exact synonyms: Pandean Pipe, Panpipe
Generic synonyms: Pipe



2. Noun. The vocal organ of a bird.

Definition of Syrinx

1. n. A wind instrument made of reeds tied together; -- called also pandean pipes.

Definition of Syrinx

1. Noun. A set of pan-pipes. ¹

2. Noun. A narrow channel cut in rock, especially in ancient Egyptian tombs. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) The voice organ in birds. ¹

4. Noun. (medicine) A rare, fluid-filled neuroglial cavity within the spinal cord or in the brain stem ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Syrinx

1. the vocal organ of a bird [n -INGES or -INXES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Syrinx

syringed
syringelike
syringes
syringic acid
syringin
syringing
syringocoele
syringocoeles
syringomyelia
syringomyelias
syringomyelic
syringotome
syringotomes
syringotomies
syringotomy
syrinx (current term)
syrinxes
syrma
syrmas
syrphian
syrphians
syrphid
syrphids
syrphus
syrphus flies
syrphus fly
syrphuses
syrt
syrtes
syrtic

Literary usage of Syrinx

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1. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1893)
"382) should be right in thinking that a joint at the lower end of the instrument, which could be detached, was called the syrinx, and his explanation, ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"THE TRANSFORMATION OF syrinx INTO REEDS. THEN Hermes thus; " A nymph of late there w»s, Whose heavenly form her fellows dd surpass. ..."

3. Elizabethan Songs "in Honour of Love and Beautie." by Andrew Lang (1891)
"syrinx. DAN'S syrinx was a girl indeed, Though now she 's turned into a reed ; From that dear reed Pan's pipe does come, A pipe that strikes ..."

4. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1893)
"382) should be right in thinking that a joint at the lower end of the instrument, which could be detached, was called the syrinx, and his explanation, ..."

5. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"THE TRANSFORMATION OF syrinx INTO REEDS. THEN Hermes thus; " A nymph of late there w»s, Whose heavenly form her fellows dd surpass. ..."

6. Elizabethan Songs "in Honour of Love and Beautie." by Andrew Lang (1891)
"syrinx. DAN'S syrinx was a girl indeed, Though now she 's turned into a reed ; From that dear reed Pan's pipe does come, A pipe that strikes ..."

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