musette musette

Definition(s):

  • (n) a small bagpipe formerly popular in France

Usage(s):

  1. Courtiers called it the musette and equipped it with hand bellows so that their pretty faces would not be empurpled by hard blowing.
  2. In January 1951, a Philippine Army patrol in a brush with a Huk band found a blood-stained musette bag containing Pomeroy's passport and some papers in his handwriting.
  3. The chief of staff's normally impeccable office had become a frowsy litter of coffee cups, cigarette butts, carbines and musette bags.

Quotes

  1. Commenting on the size of the course for today's competition, Millar agreed that, "I think it was built right on the money. I happened to see Mr. Musette, the course designer from Belgium, right after four or five horses had gone and he mentioned...
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Ian Millar Source: Equestrianmag.com (blog)

  2. "Galliano is a great, great accordion player," Ziegler says on the phone from his apartment in Brooklyn. "Very French, in that fast musette style. He's a very good composer too, especially the waltz."
    on Jun 23, 2006 By: Pablo Ziegler Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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