Definition of pan pipes in English:

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  • A musical instrument made from a row of short pipes of varying length fixed together and played by blowing across the top: the calm lingering sound of the pan pipes (as modifier pan pipe) pan pipe music
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    • The haunting sound of the large pan pipes, the melodious sound of the charango and the moving atmosphere created by the violin bring this diverse repertoire beautifully together.
    • But then all these mandolins come in, and weird warbly flutes and recorders that I guess are trying to emulate South American pan pipes.
    • There was a South American band busking, the type with the pan pipes, flutes and drums.


originally associated with the Greek rural god Pan.

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