from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small flute, sounding an octave higher than the ordinary flute. Also called flauto piccolo, octave-flute, ottavino, and ottavius.
  • noun An organ-stop giving tones like those of a piccolo.
  • noun The small or treble bugle, usually pitched in E flat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) A small, shrill flute, the pitch of which is an octave higher than the ordinary flute; an octave flute.
  • noun (Mus.) A small upright piano.
  • noun (Mus.) An organ stop, with a high, piercing tone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun music An instrument similar to a flute, but smaller, and playing an octave higher.
  • noun A waiter's assistant in a hotel or restaurant.
  • noun A bottle of champagne containing 0.1875 liters of fluid, 1/4 the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or snipe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute


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