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Meaning of HORNPIPE

Pronunciation:  'horn`pIp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a British solo dance performed by sailors
  2. [n]  an ancient (now obsolete) single-reed woodwind; usually made of bone
  3. [n]  music for dancing the hornpipe

HORNPIPE is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: pibgorn, stockhorn
 See Also: ballroom music, dance music, danceroom music, folk dance, folk dancing, single-reed instrument, single-reed woodwind



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Horn"pipe`\, n. (Mus.)
(a) An instrument of music formerly popular in Wales,
    consisting of a wooden pipe, with holes at intervals. It
    was so called because the bell at the open end was
    sometimes made of horn.
(b) A lively tune played on a hornpipe, for dancing; a tune
    adapted for such playing.

          Many a hornpipe he tuned to his Phyllis. --Sir W.
(c) A dance performed, usually by one person, to such a tune,
    and popular among sailors.