adj. Playing on a musical pipe. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife. Emitting a high, shrill sound. Simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; - from the sound of boiling fluids. Piping crow, Piping crow shrike, Piping roller (Zool.), any Australian bird of the genus Gymnorhina, esp. G. tibicen, which is black and white, and the size of a small crow. Called also caruck.
- Piping frog (Zool.), a small American tree frog (Hyla Pickeringii) which utters a high, shrill note in early spring.
- Piping hot, boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot.
- n. A small cord covered with cloth, - used as trimming for women's dresses. Pipes, collectively; as, the piping of a house. The act of playing on a pipe; the shrill noted of birds, etc. A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting; also, propagation by cuttings.