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small transverse fluteflute,
in music, generic term for such wind instruments as the fife, the flageolet, the panpipes, the piccolo, and the recorder. The tone of all flutes is produced by an airstream directed against an edge, producing eddies that set up vibrations in the air enclosed in the
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 pitched an octave higher than the standard flute. Its tone is bright and shrill, and it can produce the highest notes in the orchestral range. The piccolo is used in orchestras and especially in military bands. See fifefife,
small transverse flute with six to eight finger holes adopted for military music by Swiss regiments serving in France in the late 15th cent. The fife was used in the British army until the end of the 19th cent. The piccolo has largely replaced the fife in modern use.
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in any family of musical instruments, the one that is smallest, and highest in pitch (piccolo flute, piccolo domra, and so forth). The term usually refers to the smallest flute.


a woodwind instrument, the smallest member of the flute family, lying an octave above that of the flute
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