[syn: flageolet, treble recorder, shepherd's pipe]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flageolet \Flag"eo*let`\, n. [F. flageolet, dim. of OF. flaj?l
(as if fr. a LL. flautio;us), of fla["u]te, flahute, F.
fl?te. See Flute.] (Mus.)
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superseded the old recorder.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 (Mus.), the naturel harmonics or overtones
of stringed instruments.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a French bean variety with light-colored seeds; usually
dried [syn: flageolet, haricot]
2: a small fipple flute with four finger holes and two thumb
holes [syn: flageolet, treble recorder, shepherd's