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fife

noun

1 fife

A small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band.

Roget 417: musical instruments; band; string-band, brass-band; orchestra; orchestrina.    [Stringed instruments], monochord, polychord; harp, lyre, lute, archlute; mandola, ... show more

Dutch: fluit




Moby thesaurus: English horn, Pandean pipe, aulos, bagpipe, basset horn, basset oboe, bassoon, blow, blow a horn, bombard, bugle, carillon, clarinet, clarion, contrabassoon, contrafagotto, cromorne, doodle, double bassoon, double reed ... show more.

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