Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or relating to the god Pan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Of or pertaining to Pan. Also spelled Pandæan.
  • n. A traveling musician who plays on Pan's pipes.

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Examples

  • The whole house indeed seemed abandoned to merriment: as I passed to my room to dress for dinner, I heard the sound of music in a small court, and looking through a window that commanded it, I perceived a band of wandering musicians, with pandean pipes and tambourine; a pretty coquettish housemaid was dancing a jig with a smart country lad, while several of the other servants were looking on.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • Close by are the two leading comic journals, the one tinkling a triangle, the other blowing the pandean pipes.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

  • Then comes a man with a pandean pipe, next another with a semicircular harp and then one with a portable organ.

    Some Forerunners of Italian Opera

  • Some identify it with the pandean pipe or syrinx an instrument of unquestionably ancient origin, and common in the East.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • + The syrinx, pandean pipe or bagpipe (ugab); translated "organ" in (Genesis 4: 21) Either like the bagpipe, or a series of pipes from 5 to 23 in number, though usually only 7.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • It appeared from what she went on to say that in the German, which began not long after midnight, there was a figure fancifully called the symphony, in which musical toys were distributed among the dancers in pairs; the possessor of a small pandean pipe, or tin horn, went about sounding it, till he found some lady similarly equipped, when he demanded her in the dance.

    A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories

  • Six dancers are required for the proper performance of it; and they must move in particular figures, -- obeying traditional rules for ever step, pose, or gesture, -- and circling about each other very slowly to the sound of hand-drums and great drums, small flutes and great flutes, and pandean pipes of a form unknown to Western Pan.

    Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things

  • Even that street-corner tragedy which sets forth the story of Punch and Judy, could not be presented without its pandean-pipe accompaniment.

    A Book of the Play Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character

  • To his lips he held a pandean pipe, from which the extraordinary sounds appeared to proceed.

    The Home

  • The whole house indeed seemed abandoned to merriment: as I passed to my room to dress for dinner, I heard the sound of music in a small court, and, looking through a window that commanded it, I perceived a band of wandering musicians with pandean pipes and tambourine; a pretty coquettish housemaid was dancing a jig with

    The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon

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