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Meaning of "uillean pipes" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UILLEAN PIPES

Irish píob uilleann, from píob pipe + uilleann genitive sing of uille elbow.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UILLEAN PIPES

uillean pipes  [ˈɪlɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UILLEAN PIPES

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Uillean pipes is a noun.
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WHAT DOES UILLEAN PIPES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

uillean pipes

Uilleann pipes

The uilleann pipes /ˈɪlən/ or /ˈɪljən/; Irish: ) are the characteristic national bagpipe of Ireland. Earlier known in English as "union pipes", their current name is a partial translation of the Irish-language term píobaí uilleann (literally, "pipes of the elbow"), from their method of inflation.There is no historical record of the name or use of the term 'uilleann pipes' before the twentieth century. It was an invention of Grattan Flood and the name stuck. People mistook the term 'union' to refer to the 1800 Act of Union; this is incorrect as Breandán Breathnach points out that a poem published in 1796 uses the term 'union'. The bag of the uilleann pipes is inflated by means of a small set of bellows strapped around the waist and the right arm (in the case of a right-handed player; in the case of a left-handed player the location and orientation of all components are reversed). The bellows not only relieve the player from the effort needed to blow into a bag to maintain pressure, they also allow relatively dry air to power the reeds, reducing the adverse effects of moisture on tuning and longevity. Some pipers can converse or sing while playing.

Definition of uillean pipes in the English dictionary

The definition of uillean pipes in the dictionary is bagpipes developed in Ireland and operated by squeezing bellows under the arm Also called: Irish pipes, union pipes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UILLEAN PIPES


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amoxycillin
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ampicillin
ˌæmpɪˈsɪlɪn
anilin
ˈænɪlɪn
aniline
ˈænɪlɪn
brazilin
ˈbræzɪlɪn
cloxacillin
ˌklɒksəˈsɪlɪn
dimethylaniline
daɪˌmiːθaɪlˈænɪlɪn
Enniskillen
ˌɛnɪsˈkɪlɪn
haematoxylin
ˌhiːməˈtɒksɪlɪn
hematoxylin
ˌhiːməˈtɒksɪlɪn
Kerguelen
ˈkɜːɡɪlɪn
methicillin
ˌmɛθɪˈsɪlɪn
myelin
ˈmaɪɪlɪn
nepheline
ˈnɛfɪlɪn
oxacillin
ˌɒksəˈsɪlɪn
penicillin
ˌpɛnɪˈsɪlɪn
silen
ˈsaɪlɪn
urobilin
ˌjʊərəʊˈbaɪlɪn
vanillin
ˈvænɪlɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UILLEAN PIPES

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WORDS THAT END LIKE UILLEAN PIPES

bagpipes
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drainpipes
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forcipes
Irish pipes
Pan pipes
panpipes
pipes
Stars and Stripes
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the pipes
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Synonyms and antonyms of uillean pipes in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «uillean pipes» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UILLEAN PIPES

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Translator English - Chinese

uillean管
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tuberías uillean
570 millions of speakers

English

uillean pipes
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

uillean पाइप
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

أنابيب uillean
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

uillean трубы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tubos uillean
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Uillean পাইপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

uillean pipes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Paip uillean
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

uillean Rohre
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

uilleanパイプ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

uillean 파이프
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Uillean pipes
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

ống uillean
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உலை குழாய்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उलेन पाईप्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Boru boruları
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uillean pipes
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rury uillean
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

uillean труби
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tevi uillean
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

uillean σωλήνες
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

uillean pype
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

uillean rören
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

uillean rør
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of uillean pipes

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UILLEAN PIPES»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about uillean pipes

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UILLEAN PIPES»

Discover the use of uillean pipes in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to uillean pipes and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Origins and Development of Musical Instruments
They are also often indoor or parlor pipes such as the French court musette, the Northumbrian small-pipes, and the Irish uillean pipes. The expanding-bore pipes include all the louder bagpipes of western Europe, such as the Scottish, Span~ ...
Jeremy Montagu, 2007
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Encyclopedia of Irish and American Fiddle Tunes for ...
... Dennis 8<ju|ia Clifford Peoples, Tommy Potts, Tommy Other instrumentalists Bergin, Mary (tin whistle) The Bothy Band Clancy, Willy (uillean pipes) Cooley, joe (accordion) Daly, jackie (melodeon) Ennis, Seamus (uillean pipes) >I<Keane,  ...
Duck Baker, 2011
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World Music: Africa, Europe and the Middle East
Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo. ~] The Bunch of Keys (CBE- Gael Linn, Ireland). The classic 1 940s recordings of Doran on uillean pipes. A CD re-release is very long overdue.
Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo, 1999
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Discover Ireland
Despite popular perception, the harp isn't widely used in traditional music; the bodhrán (bow-rawn) goat-skin drum is much more prevalent. The uillean pipes, played by squeezing bellows under the elbow, provide another distinctive sound,  ...
Catherine Le Nevez, Etain O'Carroll, 2010
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Adult and Student Perceptions of Music Teaching and Learning ...
Soon after, I acquired a set of Uillean pipes and began learning them along with the Irish flute and tin whistle. I then became a member of various area Celtic bands and began an active gigging career, something that I had never experienced ...
Janice Lynn Waldron, 2006
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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music
8 October 1997) (son of Jack Bruce), James McNally, Irish traditional singer Iarla Ó'Lionáird, Breton harp player Myrdhin, Martin Russell (keyboards), Davy Spillane (uillean pipes) and Ronan Browne (uillean pipes), (who toured with the  ...
Colin Larkin, 2011
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Chembers 21 Century Dictionary
uillean pipes /'u:lian — / i - plural noun bagpipes in which the bag is inflated by squeezing bellows under the arm. Also called union pipes. ffi 19c: from Irish piob uilleann, from piob pipe + mlleann of the elbow. uitlander /'eitlancb(r), .-mhikl.
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Analog Synthesizers: Understanding, Performing, Buying--From ...
There is also a more difficult playing technique for bending notes on the Uillean pipes, but careful use of the synthesizer pitch bender can emulate this effect quite well too. The resulting pipe sound was saved for future projects and can still be ...
Mark Jenkins, 2009
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Pauline Frommer's Ireland
... Irish handheld circular drum played with a stick and pronounced “bough-ron”) and the tin whistle, and—if you give them some warning—they'll even fix you up with a tutor for more specialized instruments, like the uillean pipes (uillean is Irish  ...
Emily Hourican, Keith Bain, 2009
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A History of European Folk Music
There is a variation on the Lowland pipe related to the Irish uillean pipes. These pipes did not survive the competition from what was probably their older brother, the Highland pipe. Prototypes for new variations on bagpipe design may very ...
‎1997

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UILLEAN PIPES»

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'Burglars targeted my home to rob my precious Uillean pipes' - man …
Leonard fears he may have been targeted by thieves with a special interest in his Uilleann pipes as he often practises in his home in Ballyfermot and gives ... «Irish Independent, Feb 15»

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