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Part of speech: noun

A lively English country dance.

Part of speech: noun

A former musical instrument.

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Usage examples "hornpipe":

  1. When the song was ended, a fisherman came forward and danced a hornpipe on the table, again to the thrumming of the banjo, without which nothing seemed complete. - "The Obstacle Race", Ethel M. Dell.
  2. I hope they say nothing about my hornpipe." - "Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)", Charles Lever.
  3. Mr. Sturge pointed his toe and seemed about to execute the first steps of a hornpipe, but checked himself. - "The Mayor of Troy", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.