What does Flute mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. flute, flute glass, champagne flute(noun)

    a tall narrow wineglass

  3. flute, fluting(verb)

    a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)

  4. flute(verb)

    form flutes in

Wiktionary

  1. flute(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From fleüte

  2. flute(Noun)

    A glass with a long, narrow bowl and a long stem, used for drinking wine, especially champagne.

    Etymology: From fleüte

  3. flute(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From fleüte

  4. flute(Noun)

    A semicylindrical vertical groove in a pillar, or a similar groove in a rifle barrel used to cut down the weight.

    Etymology: From fleüte

  5. flute(Verb)

    To play on a flute.

    Etymology: From fleüte

  6. flute(Verb)

    To make a flutelike sound.

    Etymology: From fleüte

  7. flute(Verb)

    To utter with a flutelike sound.

    Etymology: From fleüte

  8. flute(Verb)

    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.).

    Etymology: From fleüte

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flute(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. flouten, floiten, OF. flater, fleter, flouster, F. flter, cf. D. fluiten; ascribed to an assumed LL. flautare, flatuare, fr. L. flatus a blowing, fr. flare to blow. Cf. Flout, Flageolet, Flatulent.]

  2. Flute(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. flouten, floiten, OF. flater, fleter, flouster, F. flter, cf. D. fluiten; ascribed to an assumed LL. flautare, flatuare, fr. L. flatus a blowing, fr. flare to blow. Cf. Flout, Flageolet, Flatulent.]

  3. Flute(noun)

    a similar channel or groove made in wood or other material, esp. in plaited cloth, as in a lady's ruffle

    Etymology: [OE. flouten, floiten, OF. flater, fleter, flouster, F. flter, cf. D. fluiten; ascribed to an assumed LL. flautare, flatuare, fr. L. flatus a blowing, fr. flare to blow. Cf. Flout, Flageolet, Flatulent.]

  4. Flute(noun)

    a long French breakfast roll

    Etymology: [OE. flouten, floiten, OF. flater, fleter, flouster, F. flter, cf. D. fluiten; ascribed to an assumed LL. flautare, flatuare, fr. L. flatus a blowing, fr. flare to blow. Cf. Flout, Flageolet, Flatulent.]

  5. Flute(noun)

    a stop in an organ, having a flutelike sound

    Etymology: [OE. flouten, floiten, OF. flater, fleter, flouster, F. flter, cf. D. fluiten; ascribed to an assumed LL. flautare, flatuare, fr. L. flatus a blowing, fr. flare to blow. Cf. Flout, Flageolet, Flatulent.]

  6. Flute(noun)

    a kind of flyboat; a storeship

    Etymology: [OE. flouten, floiten, OF. flater, fleter, flouster, F. flter, cf. D. fluiten; ascribed to an assumed LL. flautare, flatuare, fr. L. flatus a blowing, fr. flare to blow. Cf. Flout, Flageolet, Flatulent.]

  7. Flute(verb)

    to play on, or as on, a flute; to make a flutelike sound

    Etymology: [OE. flouten, floiten, OF. flater, fleter, flouster, F. flter, cf. D. fluiten; ascribed to an assumed LL. flautare, flatuare, fr. L. flatus a blowing, fr. flare to blow. Cf. Flout, Flageolet, Flatulent.]

  8. Flute(verb)

    to play, whistle, or sing with a clear, soft note, like that of a flute

    Etymology: [OE. flouten, floiten, OF. flater, fleter, flouster, F. flter, cf. D. fluiten; ascribed to an assumed LL. flautare, flatuare, fr. L. flatus a blowing, fr. flare to blow. Cf. Flout, Flageolet, Flatulent.]

  9. Flute(verb)

    to form flutes or channels in, as in a column, a ruffle, etc

    Etymology: [OE. flouten, floiten, OF. flater, fleter, flouster, F. flter, cf. D. fluiten; ascribed to an assumed LL. flautare, flatuare, fr. L. flatus a blowing, fr. flare to blow. Cf. Flout, Flageolet, Flatulent.]

Freebase

  1. Flute

    The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel–Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aerophones. A musician who plays the flute can be referred to as a flute player, a flautist, a flutist, or, less commonly, a fluter. The term flutenist, found in English up to the 18th century, is no longer used. Aside from the voice, flutes are the earliest known musical instruments. A number of flutes dating to about 43,000 to 35,000 years ago have been found in the Swabian Alb region of Germany. These flutes demonstrate that a developed musical tradition existed from the earliest period of modern human presence in Europe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flute

    flōōt, n. a musical pipe with finger-holes and keys sounded by blowing: in organ-building, a stop with stopped wooden pipes, having a flute-like tone: one of a series of curved furrows, as on a pillar, called also Fluting: a tall and narrow wine-glass: a shuttle in tapestry-weaving, &c.—v.i. to play the flute.—v.t. to play or sing in soft flute-like tones: to form flutes or grooves in.—adj. Flut′ed, ornamented with flutes, channels, or grooves.—ns. Flut′er; Fluti′na (tē′-), a kind of accordion; Flut′ing-machine′, a machine for corrugating sheet-metal, also a wood-turning machine for forming twisted, spiral, and fluted balusters; Flut′ist.—adj. Flut′y, in tone like a flute. [O. Fr. fleüte; ety. dub.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flute

    A pink-rigged fly-boat, the after-part of which is round-ribbed. Also, vessels only partly armed; as armed en flute.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. flute

    A wind instrument which is sometimes used in military bands, but never in service.

Editors Contribution

  1. flute

    A type of instrument created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles to create music and sound

    There are a wide variety of flute and flute players that are blessed to have the ability and skills to play the flute and to bring such joy to the lives of others whilst doing so.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2016  

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How to say Flute in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Flute in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Flute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Flute in a Sentence

  1. Amit Ray:

    On hearing the subtle unstruck sounds of Om, the mind goes to the state of perfect stillness and the bliss of infinity arises. The chakras and nadis create divine melodies like a heavenly flute.

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