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Definition of piping noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a pipe or pipes of the type or length mentioned ten feet of lead piping
  2. 2a folded strip of cloth, often with a length of string inside, used to decorate a piece of clothing, a cushion, etc. a uniform with gold piping
  3. 3lines of cream or frosting as decoration on a cake
  4. 4the sound of a pipe or pipes being played We heard their piping in the distance.
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