Definition of piffero in English:

piffero

Pronunciation /ˈpɪfərəʊ/

noun

  • Any of various Italian woodwind instruments, especially one with a double reed.

    Now usually applied to a small oboe played in the Abruzzi region, especially in the Christmas season. The word is also sometimes applied to flutes and bagpipes.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Short Explication of Foreign Words in Musick Books. From Italian piffero from Middle High German pfīfer piper.