Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band

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Alternate forms of Fife

Hypernyms: flute, transverse flute

Origin of the word Fife

  1. 1540 (implied in fifer), from Ger. Pfeife "fife, pipe," from O.H.G. pfifa, or via M.Fr. fifre (15c.) from the same O.H.G. word. Ger. musicians provided music for most European courts in those days. more

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Words that sound like Fife

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