Fife meaning

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A small, high-pitched, transverse flute used primarily to accompany drums in a military or marching band.
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To play a fife.
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To perform (a piece or tune) on or as if on a fife.
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A region of eastern Scotland between the Firths of Forth and Tay. It was once a Pict kingdom.
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A small flute having from six to eight finger holes, and usually no keys, used mainly with drums in playing marches.
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To play on a fife.
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Administrative unit of E Scotland: formerly a county.
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A small shrill pipe, resembling the piccolo flute, used chiefly to accompany the drum in military music.
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To play this instrument.
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A traditional county of Scotland now a Unitary Authority, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire.
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Origin of fife

Probably German Pfeife from Middle High German pfīfe from Old High German pfīffa from Vulgar Latin pīpa from Latin pīpāre to chirp