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Definitions of fife

fife (faɪf Pronunciation for fife

Definitions

noun

  1. a small high-pitched flute similar to the piccolo and usually having no keys, used esp in military bands

verb

  1. to play (music) on a fife

Derived Forms

ˈfifer noun

Word Origin

C16: from Old High German pfīfa; see pipe1

Fife1 (faɪf Pronunciation for Fife1

Definitions

noun

  1. a council area and historical county of E central Scotland, bordering on the North Sea between the Firths of Tay and Forth: coastal lowlands in the north and east, with several ranges of hills; mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Glenrothes. Pop: 352 040 (2003 est). Area: 1323 sq km (511 sq miles)

Fife2 (faɪf Pronunciation for Fife2

Definitions

noun

  1. Duncan See Duncan Phyfe

Phyfe or Fife (faɪf Pronunciation for )

Definitions

noun

  1. Duncan. ?1768–1854, US cabinet-maker, born in Scotland

Example Sentences Including 'fife'

I capered clumsily into the mob and drew a squad of ghosts trotting with a fife band.
Gash, Jonathan The Tartan Ringers

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