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.
3flageolet 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.