Topic: MUSIC


2 verb

send liquid/gas

[transitive usually passive] to send a liquid or gas through a pipe to another place
pipe something into/from/out of etc something
Eighty per cent of sewage is piped directly into the sea.
pipe something in/out/up etc
A lot of oil is piped in from Alaska.
villages with no piped water

make music

[intransitive and transitive]APM to make a musical sound, using a pipe


DFC [transitive] to decorate food, especially a cake, with lines of icing or cream


[transitive] literary to speak or sing something in a high voice:
'Morning!' piped a cheery voice.

pipe down

phrasal verb
to stop talking or making a noise, and become calmer and less excited:
Everybody pipe down. There's no need to shout.

pipe something ↔ in

phrasal verb
to send radio signals or recorded music into a room or building:
tunes piped in over an acoustic system

pipe up

phrasal verb
to suddenly say something, especially when you have been quiet until then:
Mum suddenly piped up 'No!'

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