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hornpipe,

English folk dance known since the 16th cent., when it obtained its name from the wind instrument that accompanied it. The hornpipes of the 17th and 18th cent. have moderate 3–2 time and 4–4 time. As a solo dance it was popular with sailors, who performed it with folded arms and numerous gestures and steps. The hornpipe appears in the works of Purcell and Handel.

hornpipe

1. an obsolete reed instrument with a mouthpiece made of horn
2. an old British solo dance to a hornpipe accompaniment, traditionally performed by sailors
3. a piece of music for such a dance
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