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Neyneɪ(n.)

  1. Michel, Duke of Elchingen, 1769–1815, French military leader: marshal of France 1805–15.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ney, Michel Ney, Duc d'Elchingen(noun)

    French marshal in the Napoleonic Wars (1769-1815)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ney(noun)

    a fabric of twine, thread, or the like, wrought or woven into meshes, and used for catching fish, birds, butterflies, etc

  2. Ney(noun)

    anything designed or fitted to entrap or catch; a snare; any device for catching and holding

  3. Ney(noun)

    anything wrought or woven in meshes; as, a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net

  4. Ney(noun)

    a figure made up of a large number of straight lines or curves, which are connected at certain points and related to each other by some specified law

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  1. Ney

    The ney is an end-blown flute originating from Iran that figures prominently in Middle Eastern music. In some of these musical traditions, it is the only wind instrument used. The ney has been played continuously for 4,500–5,000 years, making it one of the oldest musical instruments still in use. "The Persian ney consists of a hollow cylinder with finger-holes. Sometimes a brass or plastic mouthpiece is placed at the top to protect the wood from damage, but this plays no role in the sound production." The ney consists of a piece of hollow cane or reed with five or six finger holes and one thumb hole. Modern neys may be made instead of metal or plastic tubing. The pitch of the ney varies depending on the region and the finger arrangement. A highly-skilled ney player can reach more than three octaves, though it is more common to have several "helper" neys to cover different pitch ranges or to facilitate playing technically difficult passages in other dastgahs or maqams. In Romanian, the word nai is also applied to a curved Pan flute.

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