From L. #Latin|syrinx, from AGr. polytonic|Ïá¿¦ÏÎ¹Î³Î¾ âpipe, tube, channel, fistulaâ.
- A set of pan-pipes.
#*1982, John Fowles, Mantissa:
#*: Actually, to cut a long story short, he began...well, playing with a rather different sort of pipe. Or syrinx, as we called it. He obviously thought he was alone.
#*2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 247:
#*:Inside, somebody was playing a duet on syrinx and lyre.
- A narrow channel cut in rock, especially in ancient Egyptian tombs.
- zoology The voice organ in birds.