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Flageolet

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Flageolet

a small wooden pipe, having six or more holes, and a mouthpiece inserted at one end. It produces a shrill sound, softer than of the piccolo flute, and is said to have superseded the old recorder. Flageolet tones, the naturel harmonics or overtones of stringed instruments.

Origin: f. Flageolet, dim. Of OF. Flajl (as if fr. A LL. Flautio;us), of flaute, flahute, f. Flte. See Flute.