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nose flute Line breaks: nose flute

Definition of nose flute in English:


A musical instrument of the flute type played by blowing through the nose rather than the mouth, associated especially with SE Asia and the Pacific islands.
Example sentences
  • The shell trumpet and the nose flute are the most common instruments in the region.
  • The Internet has transformed holiday shopping, allowing you to order an out-of-print book for Mom or a Hawaiian nose flute for Dad without ever leaving your driveway.
  • The nose flute, an instrument from ancient times, made a return at the end of the twentieth century.

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