bagpipe

Part of speech: noun

Bagpiper.

Part of speech: noun

A Scotch musical wind- instrument.

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Usage examples "bagpipe":

  1. Methinkes no mirth is scant, Where no reioysing of minstrelcie doth want: The bagpipe or fidle to vs is delectable." - "The Ship of Fools, Volume 1", Sebastian Brandt.
  2. The whip snapped, and the bagpipe set up a discordant shriek, upon which the actor sprang with one bound from the stage, and vanished behind the curtain, wooden sword and gun clattering after him, while the audience showered applause on the successful instructor. - "The Nameless Castle", Maurus Jókai.
  3. And here, at the hermitage of our jolly Chapelizod priest- for bride and bridegroom were alike of the 'ancient faith'- the treaty was ratified, and the bagpipe and the bridegroom, in tremendous unison, splitting the rafters with 'Hymen, Hymen, O Hymenoee! - "The House by the Church-Yard", J. Sheridan Le Fanu.