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Webster 1913 Edition


Zampogna


Zam-po′gna

,
Noun.
[It.]
(Mus.)
A sort of bagpipe formerly in use among Italian peasants. It is now almost obsolete.
[Written also
zampugna
.]

Definition 2021


zampogna

zampogna

English

Noun

zampogna (plural zampognas)

  1. A kind of Italian double-chantered bagpipe.
    • 1975, Francis M. Collinson, The bagpipe: the history of a musical instrument (page 188)
      The musician on the left is playing the zampogna, a bagpipe with two chanters and two drones. The zampogna is thought to be the bag-provided descendant of the ancient mouth-blown divergent pipes of the Romans, known as the tibia.

Italian

Etymology

From Latin symphōnia (possibly influenced, through folk etymology, by zampa (paw, leg of an animal) in Italian, as bagpipes are traditionally made of leather with the hair still on), from Ancient Greek συμφωνία (sumphōnía).

Noun

zampogna f (plural zampogne)

  1. (music) bagpipes

Verb

zampogna

  1. third-person singular present indicative of zampognare
  2. second-person singular imperative of zampognare