Bourdon



the drone pipe of a bagpipe.
the drone string of a stringed instrument.

a low-pitched tone; bass.
a pipe organ stop of very low pitch.
the bell in a carillon having the lowest pitch.
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Oak Openings James Fenimore Cooper
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Oak Openings James Fenimore Cooper
Oak Openings James Fenimore Cooper
Oak Openings James Fenimore Cooper

noun
a 16-foot organ stop of the stopped diapason type
the drone of a bagpipe
a drone or pedal point in the bass of a harmonized melody

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