- the act of a person who pipes
- the music made by pipes
- a shrill voice or sound
- a system of pipes
- pipes collectively
- a pipelike fold of material with which edges or seams are trimmed
Origin of pipingsee pipe ()Cooking ornamental lines made with a pastry bag, as of icing on a frosted cake
- playing on a pipe
- characterized by the music of the “peaceful” pipe rather than of the “warlike” drums, trumpets, etc.; hence, peaceful or tranquil
- sounding high and shrill
very hot, esp. to an appetizing degree: piping hot biscuits
Origin of pipingrough characterization of the hissing sounds made by steaming food
- A system of pipes, such as those used in plumbing.
- Music a. The act of playing on a pipe.b. The music produced by a pipe when played.
- A shrill, high-pitched sound.
- A narrow tube of fabric, sometimes enclosing a cord, used for trimming seams and edges, as of slipcovers.
- A tubular ribbon of icing on a pastry.
- Music Playing on a pipe.
- Having a high-pitched sound: the piping voices of children.
- Tranquil; peaceful: “in this weak piping time of peace” (Shakespeare).
- Present participle of pipe.
(countable and uncountable, plural pipings)
- The process of an animal just beginning to break out of its egg; precedes hatching.
- The sound of musical pipes.
- An act of making music or noise with pipes.
- A system of pipes that compose a structure; pipework.
- the piping of a house
- An ornamentation on pastry edges and seams.
- An ornamentation on the edges of a garment; a small cord covered with cloth.
- Piped icing on a cake.
- (botany) A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting.
- (botany) propagation by cuttings
- His piping voice could be heard above the hubbub.