Part of speech: noun

A small shrill - toned flute- like martial wind - instrument.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "fife":

  1. Fife was invaded by " these bloody worms," as he calls the French; and he preached what he tells us was a " comfortable sermon" to the brethren at Cupar. - "John Knox and the Reformation", Andrew Lang.
  2. Mary tells me you have returned from Fife with fresh materials for future volumes. - "Marriage", Susan Edmonstone Ferrier.
  3. The cadets had gone into camp by this time; and the taps of the drum were quite near, as well as the shrill sweet notes of the fife at reveille and tattoo. - "Daisy", Elizabeth Wetherell.