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Flute

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Fluten. [OE. floute, floite, fr. OF. flaÜte, flahute, flahuste, F. flte; cf. LL. flauta, D. fluit. See Flute, v. i.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "The breathing flute's soft notes are heard around."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A similar channel or groove made in wood or other material, esp. in plaited cloth, as in a lady's ruffle.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A long French breakfast roll.  Simonds.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A stop in an organ, having a flutelike sound.  [1913 Webster]
Flute bit, a boring tool for piercing ebony, rosewood, and other hard woods. -- Flute pipe, an organ pipe having a sharp lip or wind-cutter which imparts vibrations to the column of air in the pipe. Knight.
Fluten. [Cf. F. fl a transport, D. fluit.].
     A kind of flyboat; a storeship.  [1913 Webster]
Armed en flûte ( (Nav.), partially armed.
Flutev. i. [OE. flouten, floiten, OF. flaÜter, fleÜter, flouster, F. flûter, cf. D. fluiten; ascribed to an assumed LL. flautare, flatuare, fr. L. flatus a blowing, fr. flare to blow. Cf. Flout, Flageolet, Flatulent.].
     To play on, or as on, a flute; to make a flutelike sound.  [1913 Webster]
Flutev. t. 
  •  To play, whistle, or sing with a clear, soft note, like that of a flute.  [1913 Webster]
    "Knaves are men,
    That lute and flute fantastic tenderness.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    " The redwing flutes his o-ka-lee."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To form flutes or channels in, as in a column, a ruffle, etc.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Flute, n. & v.
--n.
1 a a high-pitched woodwind instrument of metal or wood, having holes along it stopped by the fingers or keys, and held across the body. b an organ stop having a similar sound. c any of various wind instruments resembling a flute. d a flute-player.
2 a Archit. an ornamental vertical groove in a column. b a trumpet-shaped frill on a dress etc. c any similar cylindrical groove.
3 a tall narrow wineglass.
--v.
1 intr. play the flute.
2 intr. speak, sing, or whistle in a fluting way.
3 tr. make flutes or grooves in.
4 tr. play (a tune etc.) on a flute.

Derivative
flutelike adj. fluting n. flutist n. US (cf. FLAUTIST). fluty adj. (in sense 1a of n.).
Etymology
ME f. OF fl{euml}ute, fl{auml}ute, flahute, prob. f. Prov. fl{auml}ut

THESAURUS

Flute

English horn, Pandean pipe, aulos, bagpipe, bark, basset horn, basset oboe, bassoon, bawl, bellow, bezel, blare, blat, blow, blow a horn, blubber, bombard, boom, bray, breathe, bugle, buzz, cackle, canal, canalize, carillon, carve, chamfer, channel, chant, chase, chink, chirp, chisel, clarinet, clarion, contrabassoon, contrafagotto, coo, corrugate, corrugation, crack, cranny, crease, crimp, crisp, cromorne, crow, cut, dado, dike, ditch, dog-ear, doodle, double, double bassoon, double over, double reed, double-tongue, drawl, enfold, engrave, engraving, exclaim, fife, fipple flute, flageolet, flounce, fluting, fold, fold over, frill, furrow, gash, gasp, gather, goffer, gouge, groove, growl, grunt, gully, hautboy, heckelphone, hiss, hornpipe, incise, incision, infold, interfold, keen, lap over, licorice stick, lilt, lip, microgroove, mumble, murmur, musette, mutter, oaten reed, oboe, oboe da caccia, ocarina, panpipe, pant, penny-whistle, piccolo, pipe, plait, plat, pleat, plicate, plow, ply, pommer, quill, rabbet, recorder, reed, reed instrument, rifle, rifling, roar, ruck, ruff, ruffle, rumble, rut, sax, saxophone, score, scratch, scream, screech, shawm, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, single reed, single-reed instrument, slit, snap, snarl, snort, sob, sonorophone, sound, squall, squawk, squeal, streak, stria, striate, striation, sulcation, sulcus, sweet potato, syrinx, tabor pipe, tenoroon, thunder, tin-whistle, tongue, toot, tootle, trench, triple-tongue, trough, trumpet, tuck, turn over, twang, tweedle, twill, wail, warble, well-worn groove, whine, whisper, whistle, wind, wind the horn, woods, woodwind, woodwind choir, woodwind instrument, wrinkle, yap, yawp, yell, yelp

ROGET THESAURUS

Flute

Fold

VB fold, double, plicate, plait, crease, wrinkle, crinkle, crankle, curl, cockle up, cocker, rimple, rumple, flute, frizzle, frounce, rivel, twill, corrugate, ruffle, crimple, crumple, pucker, turn down, double down, down under, tuck, ruck, hem, gather.

Furrow

VB furrow, flute, plow, incise, engrave, etch, bite in.

Musical Instruments

N musical instruments, band, string-band, brass-band, orchestra, orchestrina, monochord, polychord, harp, lyre, lute, archlute, mandola, mandolin, mandoline, guitar, zither, cither, cithern, gittern, rebeck, bandurria, bandura, banjo, bina, vina, xanorphica, viol, violin, fiddle, kit, viola, viola d'amore, viola di gamba, tenor, cremona, violoncello, bass, bass viol, base viol, theorbo, double base, contrabasso, violone, psaltery, bow, fiddlestick, piano, pianoforte, harpsichord, clavichord, clarichord, manichord, clavier, spinet, virginals, dulcimer, hurdy-gurdy, vielle, pianino, Eolian harp, organ, harmonium, harmoniphon, American organ, barrel organ, hand organ, accordion, seraphina, concertina, humming top, flute, fife, piccolo, flageolet, clarinet, claronet, basset horn, corno di bassetto, oboe, hautboy, cor Anglais, corno Inglese, bassoon, double bassoon, contrafagotto, serpent, bass clarinet, bagpipes, union pipes, musette, ocarina, Pandean pipes, reed instrument, sirene, pipe, pitch-pipe, sourdet, whistle, catcall, doodlesack, harmoniphone, horn, bugle, cornet, cornet-a-pistons, cornopean, clarion, trumpet, trombone, ophicleide, French horn, saxophone, sax, buglehorn, saxhorn, flugelhorn, althorn, helicanhorn, posthorn, sackbut, euphonium, bombardon tuba, cymbal, bell, gong, tambour, tambourine, tamborine, drum, tom-tom, tabor, tabret, tabourine, taborin, side drum, kettle drum, timpani, tympani, tymbal, timbrel, castanet, bones, musical glasses, musical stones, harmonica, sounding-board, rattle, tam-tam, zambomba, reed, tuning fork, triangle, Jew's harp, musical box, harmonicon, xylophone, sordine, sordet, sourdine, sourdet, mute, (iv) PERCEPTION OF SOUND.


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