musette

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n musette a small bagpipe formerly popular in France
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Musette A small bagpipe formerly in use, having a soft and sweet tone.
    • Musette An air adapted to this instrument; also, a kind of rustic dance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n musette A small and simple variety of oboe.
    • n musette A form of bagpipe once very popular in France, having a compass of from ten to thirteen tones.
    • n musette A quiet pastoral melody, usually with a drone-bass, written in imitation of a bagpipe tune: often introduced as one of the parts of the old-fashioned suite, especially as a contrast to the gavotte. Such melodies were often used as dance-tunes; and thus the term musette was extended to the dance for which they were used.
    • n musette Same as schalmei, 4.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Musette mū-zet′ a small oboe: an old French bagpipe: a simple pastoral melody.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., dim. of OF. muse,

Usage

In literature:

He groped in the musette that hung on the foot of the bed.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
The next scene is at the Cafe Momus, where Musette appears with a wealthy banker.
"The Opera" by R.A. Streatfeild
When accompanied by a musette, the gavotte is always repeated.
"Critical & Historical Essays" by Edward MacDowell
As they walked along, Musette kept looking at Marcel, and Marcel kept looking at Musette.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
From the end of the hollow log on which he had been sitting, he produced a canvas musette-bag.
"Police Operation" by H. Beam Piper
True, Rodolphe and Marcel are here, and Mimi and Musette.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Its musette is simply captivating.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
The train screamed outside the station and the permissionaires ran for the platform, their packed musettes bouncing at their hips.
"One Man's Initiation--1917" by John Dos Passos
Marcel turns pale, while his friends make fun of the fantastic couple, much to Musette's anger.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
The bellows, he states, borrowed from the organ, were added to the musette about forty or fifty years before he wrote his treatise.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Then you sail into the musette.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The drones of the musette and of the union pipes of Ireland are also constructed on an altogether different plan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
Tell Musette to call for the limousine; and watch me make a trial for my new job!
"Believe You Me!" by Nina Wilcox Putnam
Ah, Musette, Musette, I shall be always feeding you and patting you to make you know me.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 of 6" by Eugène Sue
I hardly know which is the best, she or my pretty Musette.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 2 of 6" by Eugène Sue
A haversack Un etui-musette.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
If I could get him to play a little upon the musette at the door, the fit would soon leave him.
"The Huguenot: (Volumes I-III)" by G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) James
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In news:

The Magnetic Fields (with Gal Musette) at the Sheldon Concert Hall , Wednesday, November 14.
The Magnetic Fields (with Gal Musette) at the Sheldon Concert Hall, Wednesday, November 14.
Musette Murray picks beans at the Alemany Farm in San Francisco.
Musette How to Behave In Elevators Drape Me In Velvet Hapna 6:16 AM.
New Year's Eve Fireworks Gala Aboard The Musette Yacht.
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In science:

Verhoeven C., Musette M., Extended soliton solutions for the Kaup–Kupershmidt equation, J.
Motions of Curves in the Projective Plane Inducing the Kaup-Kupershmidt Hierarchy
Musette, A simple method to obtain first integrals of dynamical systems, Solitons and chaos (Research Reports in Physics–Nonlinear Dynamics) 125–128, eds. I. A.
The Painlev\'e approach to nonlinear ordinary differential equations
Musette, Link between solitary waves and pro jective Riccati equations, J.
The Painlev\'e approach to nonlinear ordinary differential equations
Musette, A new method to test discrete Painlev´e equations, Phys.
The Painlev\'e approach to nonlinear ordinary differential equations
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