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Princeton's WordNet

  1. musette, shepherd's pipenoun

    a small bagpipe formerly popular in France


  1. musettenoun

    A small bagpipe with a bellows, having a soft sound, and once popular in France.

  2. musettenoun

    A dance tune or pastoral air that imitates this instrument.

  3. musettenoun

    A small bag or knapsack, with a shoulder strap, used by soldiers, student, tourists, etc., containing food or other things.

  4. musettenoun

    A small instrument similar to an oboe or shawm.


  1. musette

    A musette is a small, French bagpipe that was popular in courtly music during the 17th and 18th centuries. It typically has a softer and simpler sound than many other forms of bagpipes. The term "musette" can also refer to a light, elegant piece of music, often in 3/4 time, mimicking the sound of these instruments. Additionally, musette is a style of French folk dance and music, traditionally performed to the accompaniment of accordion or bandoneon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Musettenoun

    a small bagpipe formerly in use, having a soft and sweet tone

  2. Musettenoun

    an air adapted to this instrument; also, a kind of rustic dance

  3. Etymology: [F., dim. of OF. muse.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Musette

    mū-zet′, n. a small oboe: an old French bagpipe: a simple pastoral melody.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of musette in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of musette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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