Flag"eo*let` (?), n. [F. flageolet, dim. of OF. flajl (as if fr. a LL. flautio;us), of flaute, flahute, F. flte. See Flute.] Mus.
A small wooden pipe, having six or more holes, and a mouthpiece inserted at one end. It produces a shrill sound, softer than of the piccolo flute, and is said to have superseded the old recorder.
Flageolet tones Mus., the natural harmonics or overtones of stringed instruments.
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