HyperDic: hornpipe

English > 3 senses of the word hornpipe:
NOUNacthornpipea British solo dance performed by sailors / sailors
communicationhornpipemusic for dancing the hornpipe
artifacthornpipe, pibgorn, stockhornan ancient (now obsolete) single-reed woodwind
hornpipe > pronunciation
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English > hornpipe: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA British solo dance performed by sailors / sailors.
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Broaderfolk dancing, folk danceA style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
English > hornpipe: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningmusic for dancing the hornpipe.
Broaderdance musicMusic to dance to
English > hornpipe: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn ancient (now obsolete) single-reed woodwind; usually made of bone.
Synonymspibgorn, stockhorn
Broadersingle-reed instrument, single-reed woodwindA beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone)
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression

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