Definitions for fluteflut
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fluteflut(n.; v.)flut•ed, flut•ing.
(n.)a wind instrument with a high range, consisting of a tube with a series of fingerholes or keys in which the wind is directed against a sharp edge, either directly, as in the modern transverse flute, or through a flue, as in the recorder.
Category: Music and Dance
one of a series of long, usu. rounded grooves, as on the shaft of a column.
Category: Furniture, Architecture
any groove or furrow, as in a ruffle of cloth or on a piecrust.
a stemmed glass with a tall, slender bowl, used esp. for champagne.
(v.i.)to produce flutelike sounds.
to play on a flute.
Category: Music and Dance
(v.t.)to utter in flutelike tones.
to form flutes or furrows in.
Origin of flute:
1350–1400; ME floute < MF flaüte, flahute, fleüte < OPr < VL *flabeolum. See flageolet
flute, transverse flute(noun)
a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
flute, flute glass, champagne flute(noun)
a tall narrow wineglass
a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)
form flutes in
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a wind instrument that you hold sideways to play
to play the flute
A woodwind instrument consisting of a metal, wood or bamboo tube with a row of circular holes and played by blowing across a hole in the side of one end or through a narrow channel at one end against a sharp edge, while covering none, some or all of the holes with the fingers to vary the note played.
A glass with a long, narrow bowl and a long stem, used for drinking wine, especially champagne.
A helical groove going up a drill bit which allows the drilled out material to come up out of the hole as it's drilled.
A semicylindrical vertical groove in a pillar, or a similar groove in a rifle barrel used to cut down the weight.
To play on a flute.
To make a flutelike sound.
To utter with a flutelike sound.
To form flutes or channels in (as in a column, a ruffle, etc.); to cut a semicylindrical vertical groove in (as in a pillar, etc.).
Origin: From fleüte
a musical wind instrument, consisting of a hollow cylinder or pipe, with holes along its length, stopped by the fingers or by keys which are opened by the fingers. The modern flute is closed at the upper end, and blown with the mouth at a lateral hole
a channel of curved section; -- usually applied to one of a vertical series of such channels used to decorate columns and pilasters in classical architecture. See Illust. under Base, n
a similar channel or groove made in wood or other material, esp. in plaited cloth, as in a lady's ruffle
a long French breakfast roll
a stop in an organ, having a flutelike sound
a kind of flyboat; a storeship
to play on, or as on, a flute; to make a flutelike sound
to play, whistle, or sing with a clear, soft note, like that of a flute
to form flutes or channels in, as in a column, a ruffle, etc
Translations for flute
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of high-pitched woodwind musical instrument.
- مِزْمار ، نايArabic
- flautaPortuguese (BR)
- die FlöteGerman
- 長笛Chinese (Trad.)
- ống sáoVietnamese
- 长笛Chinese (Simp.)
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