Hornpipe



[hawrn-pahyp] /ˈhɔrnˌpaɪp/

noun
1.
an English folk clarinet having one ox horn concealing the reed and another forming the bell.
2.
a lively jiglike dance, originally to music played on a hornpipe, performed usually by one person, and traditionally a favorite of sailors.
3.
a piece of music for or in the style of such a dance.
/ˈhɔːnˌpaɪp/
noun
1.
an obsolete reed instrument with a mouthpiece made of horn
2.
an old British solo dance to a hornpipe accompaniment, traditionally performed by sailors
3.
a piece of music for such a dance
n.

c.1400, hornepype, “musical instrument with bell and mouthpiece made of horn,” from horn (n.) + pipe (n.1). Later (late 15c.) “dance associated with sailors” (originally performed to music from such an instrument).

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