flageolet flageolet  /f ˌlæ dʒə ˈlɛt/


  1. (n) a French bean variety with light-colored seeds; usually dried
  2. (n) a small fipple flute with four finger holes and two thumb holes



  1. The wind was blowing hard and gustily, and was producing a most amazing effectexactly as though a flageolet were being played by a human performer.
  2. Sometimes, if no band came, he played to himself on the flageolet, a sad and wandering air.
  3. Son Hector was allowed to toy with the flute, the flageolet, the guitar, but medicine was to be his profession.

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  • Rhodes writes that Audubon could "sing, dance, play the flute, the violin and the recorder-like flageolet, fence, hunt, shoot and ride and draw" (occasionally teaching fencing, dancing and drawing to make ends meet). "He was volatile,...
    on Oct 21, 2004 By: Richard Rhodes Source: Seattle Times

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