Uilleann-pipe definition

ĭlən, -yən
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A Celtic bagpipe whose air supply is produced by a bellows held under the arm and operated by the elbow.
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Singular of uilleann pipes, (normally used in plural).
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Origin of uilleann-pipe

  • Irish Gaelic genitive of uillinn elbow from Old Irish uilenn el- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition