Definitions

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  • adv. With a piping sound; with a high pitch.

Etymologies

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piping +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Linda, whose little pointed-chinned face had been shifting from one speaker to the next, said pipingly, "You going to be voting this year, Daddy?"

    The Complete Stories Vol 1

  • His shrill voice rose pipingly in the wintry air as he demanded to know what was the trouble out there.

    The Portygee

  • To this lucid address, which Mr Plornish always delivered as if he had composed it (as no doubt he had) with enormous labour, Mrs Plornish's father pipingly replied:

    Little Dorrit

  • As he stepped out of the wings for his final variation, my boy's protest was pipingly audible: "Oh no, not him again!"

    The Guardian World News

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