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bagpipes

noun [plural] uk   us   /ˈbæɡ.paɪps/ (also pipes)
a type of musical instrument, played especially in Scotland and Ireland, from which you produce sound by blowing air into a leather bag and forcing it out through pipes
bagpipe
adjective [before noun] uk   us   /-paɪp/
bagpipe music
Translations of “bagpipes”
in Arabic القِرَب (نوع من آلات النفخ الموجودة خاصة في سكوتلندا)…
in Korean 백파이프…
in Malaysian begpaip…
in French cornemuse…
in Turkish tulum, İskoç müzik aleti…
in Italian zampogna, cornamusa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 風笛…
in Russian волынка…
in Polish dudy…
in Vietnamese kèn túi…
in Spanish gaita…
in Portuguese gaita de foles…
in Thai ปี่สก็อต…
in German der Dudelsack…
in Catalan gaita…
in Japanese バグパイプ…
in Indonesian seruling Skotlandia…
in Chinese (Simplified) 风笛…
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