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piper
American English: /ˈpaɪpər/
British English: /ˈpʌɪpə/

Translation of piper in Spanish:

noun

  • gaitero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine)
    he who pays the piper calls the tune
    quien paga manda or elige
    Example sentences
    • MacDonald himself will play various pipes and flute, accompanied by seven other pipers and four backing musicians.
    • Three pipers, piping furiously, entered the gaming-space, followed by twelve young warriors in white cloaks and helmets decorated with the tail-feathers of the black eagle.
    • This is always quite a ceremony, with pipers piping and whisky flowing and famous faces popping up all over.

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