from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A whistlelike mouthpiece for certain wind instruments, such as a recorder or flageolet, that channels the breath toward the sounding edge of a side opening.
- n. An object similar to a fipple in an organ pipe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The block (typically of wood) that forms the floor of the windway in a wind instrument.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stopper, as in a wind instrument of music.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The under lip.
- n. A stopper, as at the mouth of a musical wind-instrument.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder)
Essentially half of a whistle, stiff side flaps loosely cover the nostrils and mouth; air blown from the nose travels down toward the mouth through a fipple, and the mouth forms the whistle's resonant chamber.
I did a lot of reading on the Web, learning terms like chiff and fipple.
The Clark Original is a conical barrel – the alternate is a cylinder – with a fipple, or mouthpiece, of wood inserted in the squared top.
Musicians sat in the corner: a jar-drum, a tambourine, trumpets, and a fipple flute.
One more to go later next month and then it just depends on whether or not I want a fipple on my fake foob or not.
Place the tip of the fipple between your lips, but not between your teeth.
A Flote by Any Other Name program, featuring performances by Naomi Senzer and Larry Zukof on transverse flute and fipple flute, and more. nmsmusicschool. org Laura Ouimette