One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A flute, such as a recorder, played by blowing endwise.
- ‘With a fipple flute, air is blown into the mouthpiece and is split by a piece of wood, bone, plastic or metal located inside the body’
- ‘Native American flutes are not the only fipple flutes.’
- ‘The tin whistle is an end-blown, vertically-held, six-hole fipple flute, in the same family as the recorder and numerous other fipple flutes.’
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