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flageolet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flageolet  \Flag"eo*let`\,  n.  [F.  flageolet,  dim.  of  OF  flaj?l 
  (as  if  fr  a  LL  flautio;us),  of  fla["u]te,  flahute  F. 
  fl?te.  See  {Flute}.]  (Mus.) 
  A  small  wooden  pipe,  having  six  or  more  holes,  and  a 
  mouthpiece  inserted  at  one  end  It  produces  a  shrill  sound, 
  softer  than  of  the  piccolo  flute,  and  is  said  to  have 
  superseded  the  old  recorder. 
 
  {Flageolet  tones}  (Mus.),  the  naturel  harmonics  or  overtones 
  of  stringed  instruments. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flageolet 
  n  1:  a  French  bean  variety  with  light-colored  seeds;  usually 
  dried  [syn:  {haricot}] 
  2:  a  small  fipple  flute  with  with  four  finger  holes  and  two 
  thumb  holes  [syn:  {treble  recorder},  {shepherd's  pipe}] 




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