Bourdon

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bourdon \Bour"don\, noun [F., fr. L. burdo mule, esp. one used for carrying litters. Cf. Sp. muleta a young she mule; also, crutch, prop.] A pilgrim's staff.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bourdon \Bour"don'\, noun [F. See {Burden} a refrain.] (Mus.) (a) A drone bass, as in a bagpipe, or a hurdy-gurdy. See {Burden} (of a song.) (b) A kind of organ stop.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bourdon

noun

1: a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone [syn: {drone}, {drone pipe}, {bourdon}]


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