Meaning of musette
Pronunciation: (my-zet'), [key]
- Also calleda small leather or canvas bag with a shoulder strap, used for carrying personal belongings, food, etc., while hiking, marching, or the like.
- a French bagpipe of the 17th and early 18th centuries, with several chambers and drones, and with the wind supplied by a bellows rather than a blowpipe.
- a woodwind instrument similar to but smaller than a shawm.
- a short musical piece with a drone bass, often forming the middle section of a gavotte.
- musette (Thesaurus)