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or flutey

[floo-tee] /ˈflu ti/
adjective, flutier, flutiest.
having the tone and rather high pitch variation of a flute:
a person of fastidious manner and fluty voice.
Origin of fluty
First recorded in 1815-25; flute + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I believe I'd love to shock you," she murmured in her fluty contralto.

    The Silver Poppy Arthur Stringer
  • It has a mild, fluty quality, very sweet, but in a subdued key.

    Riverby John Burroughs
  • One of Edith's boots creaked exactly an octave below the pitch of the preacher's fluty voice.

    Dodo Wonders E. F. Benson
  • Abara followed his comfortable potbelly into the room; his fluty voice was indignant: "I never snore."

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • The sweet, clear, fluty voice came upon him like an omen, and then the girl stepped to his side where he sat.

    Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford
  • His movements were marked by the lizard's disconcertingly abrupt clockwork speed; his speech was thin, fluty, and dry.

    Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
  • Before she could utter a word Mr. Scogan's fluty voice had pronounced the opening phrases of a discourse.

    Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
  • In the same way, most people find the fluty note of the koel less obnoxious than the shriek of the hawk-cuckoo.

    Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
  • Returning, thus laden, from his first excursion, he was accosted by a fluty voice.

    A Terrible Temptation Charles Reade
  • Eustacia's voice had sounded somewhat more juvenile and fluty than Charley's.

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy

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