a primitive musical instrument made of a row or rows of reeds or tubes of graduated lengths bound together and played by blowing across the open upper ends
also pan′pipes or Pan's pipes
Origin of panpipePan + pipe
A primitive wind instrument consisting of a series of pipes or reeds of graduated length bound together, played by blowing across the top open ends. Also called mouth organ, Pandean pipe, syrinx.
Origin of panpipePan + pipe.