[ fip-uhl ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Icelandic perhaps related to Icelandic flipi ‘horse's lip’
  • plug
  • stopple
  • stopper
  • uncork
a plug stopping the upper end of a pipe, as a recorder or a whistle, and having a narrow slit through which the player blows
A high-pitched sound came from the fipple flute as the boy learned to play his new instrument.
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