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pipe

Pronunciation: /paɪp/

Translation of pipe in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 3 3.1 (wind instrument) caramillo (masculine) the pipes of Pan la flauta de Pan 3.2 (of organ) tubo (masculine), cañón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • On the earlier organs, the pipes for each note stood directly in front of its key on the keyboard.
    • The enormous burnished pipes of the organ, lit from below, rose like architecture behind the musicians.
    • It was resounding like an organ pipe, strongly enough to rattle windows.
    3.3
    (pipes plural)
    gaita (feminine) to play the pipes tocar* la gaita
    3.4 (boatswain's whistle) pito (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Shrill trilling vocalizations are thought to be similar to the sound of a boatswain's pipe.
    • The boatswain's pipe is the 'modern day' descendant of the flutes used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans to convey orders to the oarsmen and galley slaves.
    • The shrill of the pipe draws the attention.
  • 4 (symbol) pleca (feminine), línea (feminine) vertical

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (transport by pipe) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) [water/gas/oil] llevar ([ por tuberías, gasoducto, oleoducto ])
  • 2 (play) they were piped in to dinner entraron al comedor al son de una gaita the captain was piped aboard tocaron el silbato cuando el capitán subió a bordo
  • 3 3.1 [Cookery/Cocina] [cake] decorar ([ con manga de repostería ]) pipe the cream onto the cake decorar el pastel con la crema usando una manga de repostería 3.2 [Clothing/Indumentaria] (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) ribetear a red dress piped with white un vestido rojo ribeteado en blanco

Phrasal verbs

pipe down

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] (usually in imperative/generalmente en imperativo) callarse la boca [colloquial/familiar] pipe down! ¡cállate la boca! [colloquial/familiar], ¡cierra el pico! [colloquial/familiar]

pipe up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] her friend piped up and said she knew too su amiga saltó con que ella también lo sabía [colloquial/familiar] he always pipes up with some stupid comment siempre sale con alguna tontería

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