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fifer (ˈfaɪfə) 

Definitions

noun

  1. (music) a person who plays the 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

Example Sentences Including 'fifer'

The fife screamed, the little fifer standing on it; the capstan-head blazed in the sun.
O'Brian, Patrick The Thirteen Gun Salute

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