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Meaning of BOURDON

Pronunciation:  'bûrdn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
 

BOURDON is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: drone, drone pipe
 
 See Also: bagpipe, pipe, pipes, tabor pipe

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bour"don\, n. [F., fr. L. burdo mule, esp. one used for
    carrying litters. Cf. Sp. muleta a young she mule; also,
    crutch, prop.]
    A pilgrim's staff.
    
    
  2. \Bour"don`\, n. [F. See {Burden} a refrain.] (Mus.)
    (a) A drone bass, as in a bagpipe, or a hurdy-gurdy. See
        {Burden} (of a song.)
    (b) A kind of organ stop.
    
    
 

 

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