noun (pl=syrinxes, pl2=syringes)
- A set of pan-pipes.
Etymology: From Latin, syrinx, from Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) "pipe, tube, channel, fistula".
- 1982, John Fowles, Mantissa:
- : Actually, to cut a long story short, he began...well, playing with a rather different sort of pipe. Or , 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 and lyre.
- A narrow channel cut in rock, especially in ancient Egyptian tombs.
- (zoology) The voice organ in birds.
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