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Meaning of FLAGEOLET

Pronunciation:  flazhow'le

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small fipple flute with four finger holes and two thumb holes
  2. [n]  a French bean variety with light-colored seeds; usually dried

FLAGEOLET is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: haricot, shepherd's pipe, treble recorder
 See Also: common bean, fipple flute, fipple pipe, recorder, vertical flute



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Flag"eo*let`\, n. [F. flageolet, dim. of OF. flaj?l
(as if fr. a LL. flautio;us), of fla["u]te, flahute, F.
fl?te. See {Flute}.] (Mus.)
A small wooden pipe, having six or more holes, and a
mouthpiece inserted at one end. It produces a shrill sound,
softer than of the piccolo flute, and is said to have
superseded the old recorder.

{Flageolet tones} (Mus.), the naturel harmonics or overtones
   of stringed instruments.