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hornpipe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Dance
hornpipehorn‧pipe /ˈhɔːnpaɪp $ ˈhɔːrn-/ noun [countable]  APDa traditional dance performed by sailors, or the music for this dance
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hornpipeShe heard his uncertain footsteps on the stairs and he was humming a hornpipe under his breath.Jig, reel, and hornpipe were all I could come up with.Traditionally every hornpipe begins as the sailors come on deck and dance figures-of-eight round the bollards before setting to work.The conductor often allows heavy, clumsy-sounding accentuation, for example in the bass air, where he misses the jaunty hornpipe rhythm.
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