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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder).

Usage examples (7)
  • I did a lot of reading on the Web, learning terms like chiff and fipple.
  • The Clark Original is a conical barrel – the alternate is a cylinder – with a fipple, or mouthpiece, of wood inserted in the squared top.
  • Essentially half of a whistle, stiff side flaps loosely cover the nostrils and mouth; air blown from the nose travels down toward the mouth through a fipple, and the...
  • Place the tip of the fipple between your lips, but not between your teeth. for more
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