What does the word flageolet mean?

Usage examples for flageolet

  1. Here I find Mr. Greeten, who teaches my wife on the flageolet, and I think she will come to something on it. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. In my youth I learnt the double flageolet, and could play it fairly. – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
  3. Their band consisted of two iron bells, a flageolet and an instrument made of hard wood that was arranged like the musical glasses of Europe. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker