Piping meaning

pī'pĭng
A narrow tube of fabric, sometimes enclosing a cord, used for trimming seams and edges, as of slipcovers.
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A system of pipes, such as those used in plumbing.
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A shrill, high-pitched sound.
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A tubular ribbon of icing on a pastry.
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Playing on a pipe.
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Having a high-pitched sound.

The piping voices of children.

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Tranquil; peaceful.
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The act of a person who pipes.
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The music made by pipes.
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A shrill voice or sound.
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A pipelike fold of material with which edges or seams are trimmed.
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Ornamental lines made with a pastry bag, as of icing on a frosted cake.
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Playing on a pipe.
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Characterized by the music of the “peaceful” pipe rather than of the “warlike” drums, trumpets, etc.; hence, peaceful or tranquil.
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Sounding high and shrill.
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Present participle of pipe.
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The process of an animal just beginning to break out of its egg; precedes hatching.
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The sound of musical pipes.
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An act of making music or noise with pipes.
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A system of pipes that compose a structure; pipework.

The piping of a house.

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An ornamentation on pastry edges and seams.
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An ornamentation on the edges of a garment; a small cord covered with cloth.
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Piped icing on a cake.
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(botany) A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting.
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His piping voice could be heard above the hubbub.

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piping hot
  • Very hot:.
    Piping hot biscuits.
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piping hot
  • Very hot, esp. to an appetizing degree.
    piping hot biscuits.
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