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Meaning of piping

pip•ing

Pronunciation: (pī'ping), [key]
— n.
  1. pipes collectively; a system or network of pipes.
  2. material formed into a pipe or pipes.
  3. the act of a person or thing that pipes.
  4. the sound of pipes.
  5. a shrill sound.
  6. the music of pipes.
  7. a cordlike ornamentation made of icing, used on pastry.
  8. a tubular band of ornamental material, sometimes containing a cord, used for trimming the edges and seams of clothing, upholstery, etc.
—adj.
  1. characterized by the peaceful music of the pipe.
  2. playing on a musical pipe.
  3. that pipes.
  4. emitting a shrill sound: a piping voice.
  5. (of food or drink) very hot.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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