Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A primitive wind instrument consisting of a series of pipes or reeds of graduated length bound together, played by blowing across the top open ends.

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  • noun A set of panpipes

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  • noun a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Pan + pipe.]

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Pan +‎ pipe

Examples

  • The playing is almost always exquisite, from the folksy piano lilt and almost pop-hook conviviality of Utnem's Kyrie, to the evocative spaciousness of Nu Seglar Vi Inn, a slowly spun web that makes remarkable use of the saxophonist's tone-bending and panpipe-like inflections.

    Trygve Seim/Andreas Utnem: Purcor – review

  • There is something comical about the imperialist ranting of twin sister Paula, who slanders the neighbouring Peruvians for their panpipe music and the Bolivians for wearing too many clothes.

    Diciembre

  • While previous single, DJ, Ease My Mind, was more immediate, Mother Protect contains its fair share of incredible moments, specifically what sounds like a panpipe solo around the two-minute mark and a thunderous mid-section break that features Malin singing "You can't keep me down I am done, I am furious" as if the world is ending.

    New music: Niki and the Dove – Mother Protect

  • Within five minutes of hearing the SC theme on panpipe, I whipped out my recorder and played it.

    "Three: Look out, it's coming!"

  • When I was with Boulez's ensemble, he composed a piece for us called 'Antara,' using sampled panpipe sounds.

    A Peripatetic Pianist Feels at Home With Complexity

  • The strength of these exercises, which are a form of perdurable prayer, rests in the voices that accompany hers, children responding through the decades, syllable-crisp, a panpipe reply that is the lucid music of her life.

    Underworld

  • The strength of these exercises, which are a form of perdurable prayer, rests in the voices that accompany hers, children responding through the decades, syllable-crisp, a panpipe reply that is the lucid music of her life.

    Underworld

  • The strength of these exercises, which are a form of perdurable prayer, rests in the voices that accompany hers, children responding through the decades, syllable-crisp, a panpipe reply that is the lucid music of her life.

    Underworld

  • Three spins of godawful panpipe muzak versions of Wonderful Tonight and Britney Spears was away; and we all know what happened next – needless to say it involved bald Britney Spears going loopy-doo, a bewildering million-dollar Britney Spears hair sale and a bunch of kickass Britney haikus.

    Britney Spears Gets Rehab Advice From, Um, Daniel Baldwin

  • At the end of the lime-tree avenue is a broken-nosed damp Faun, with a marble panpipe, who pipes to the spirit ditties which I believe never had any tune.

    The Newcomes

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