Meaning of hornpipe
Pronunciation: (hôrn'pīp"), [key]
- an English folk clarinet having one ox horn concealing the reed and another forming the bell.
- a lively jiglike dance, originally to music played on a hornpipe, performed usually by one person, and traditionally a favorite of sailors.
- a piece of music for or in the style of such a dance.
- hornpipe (Thesaurus)