views updated Jun 08 2018

1. Late 16th-cent. instr. of end-blown fl. type, with 4 finger-holes and 2 thumb-holes, ‘invented’ by Sieur de Juvigny of Paris, c.1581. The name has also been applied to earlier instr. of the end-blown fipple type of pipe. Handel wrote for the true flageolet in Rinaldo.

2. Soft organ stop of 2′ length and pitch.

3. flageolet notes is a term applied to harmonics on a str. instr., produced by light stopping of the str. at natural points of vibration, and so called because the resultant high thin sound is said to resemble that of the flageolet.


views updated May 29 2018

flageolet Small green variety of haricot bean. See bean, haricot.


views updated Jun 27 2018

flageolet XVII. — F., dim. of OF. flag(e)ol (whence ME. flagel XIV) — Pr. flaujol, of unkn. orig.; see -ET.


views updated May 21 2018

larigot (old name for flageolet). Org. stop; same as nineteenth.