Definition of fipple in English:

fipple

Line breaks: fip¦ple
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪp(ə)l
 
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noun

The mouthpiece of a recorder or similar wind instrument which is blown endwise, in which a thin channel cut through a block directs a stream of air against a sharp edge. The term has been applied to various parts of this, including the block and the channel.
More example sentences
  • The fipple block is formed from a solid mass of material having a substantially cylindrical exterior surface and configuration.
  • A flute employing a fipple type mouthpiece assembly permits the flute to be more easily mastered.
  • The fipple is made from a piece of 5/16th hardwood dowel about one and a half inches long.

Origin

early 17th century: perhaps related to Icelandic flipi 'horse's lip'.

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