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

  • n. A small pipe that, when sounded, gives the initial pitch for a piece of music or the standard pitch for tuning an instrument.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device much like a harmonica, used to supply a sought pitch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a wind instrument used by choristers in regulating the pitch of a tune.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small musical pipe of wood or metal to be sounded with the breath, by which the proper pitch of a piece of music may be given, or an instrument tuned.

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

  • n. a small pipe sounding a tone of standard frequency; used to establish the starting pitch for unaccompanied singing

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