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Cillian Vallely playing the uilleann pipes.

EtymologyEdit

A partial translation of Irish píb uilleann, literally "elbow pipe".

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪl.ən ˌpaɪps/
  • Hyphenation: uil‧leann pipes
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NounEdit

uilleann pipes (usually plural; singular: uilleann pipe)

  1. The bagpipes of Ireland, which have a bellows strapped around the wrist and arm to inflate the bag rather than the player blowing to do so.

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