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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Pan ( PANIC1), who is said to have invented it + pipes

panpipes

noun
     
Related topics: Music
pan‧pipes [plural]
APM a simple musical instrument made of short wooden pipes of different lengths, that you play by blowing across their open ends

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