verb (used without object), flut·ed, flut·ing.
verb (used with object), flut·ed, flut·ing.
Origin of flute
Examples from the Web for flute
If you drink from a flute, do so from a tulip-shape one to concentrate the notes, Simonetti-Bryan says.
By the time of the recording session, Brian had become quite agile with the flute and suggested adding it to the song.‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon|Marcus Baram|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dodge was on his way to study the flute in Paris, but he decided to buy the bike, anyway.Pryor Dodge's Two-Wheeled Obsession Is Now a Museum of Bike History|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite the sheer hilarity of the music itself, Detweiler claims that the flute drops are not an intentional joke.The Mystery of FluteDrop: D.J. Detweiler Pairs Miley Cyrus With Woodwinds|Gideon Resnick|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At age 5, Desplat began to play the piano; his attention eventually turned to flute.Meet Alexandre Desplat, Hollywood’s Master Composer|Andrew Romano|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Again, in Hazlitt's Proverbs, we find 'To go blow one's flute,' which is taken from an old proverb.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
We have now three instruments; Boehm flageolet, flute, and Bb clarinet; and we expect in a few days our piano.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
An instant later Merry sprang down the steps, rushed forward and seized the flute player.Frank Merriwell's Son|Burt L. Standish
When sound of flute and trumpet / arose at break of day, A signal for their parting, / full soon they took their way.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
Sometimes at twilight, or beneath the soft evening air of summer, we mingled in the dance, to the music of our flute and viol.Olive Leaves|Lydia Howard Sigourney
Word Origin for flute
early 14c., from Old French flaute (12c.), from Old Provençal flaut, of uncertain origin, perhaps imitative or from Latin flare "to blow;" perhaps influenced by Provençal laut "lute." The other Germanic words (cf. German flöte) are likewise borrowings from French.
Ancient flutes were blown through a mouthpiece, like a recorder; the modern transverse or German flute developed 18c. The older style then sometimes were called flûte-a-bec (French, literally "flute with a beak"). The modern design and key system of the concert flute were perfected 1834 by Theobald Boehm. The architectural sense of "furrow in a pillar" (1650s) is from fancied resemblance to the inside of a flute split down the middle. Meaning "tall, slender wine glass" is from 1640s.
late 14c., "to play upon the flute," from flute (n.). Meaning "to make (architectural) flutes" is from 1570s. Related: Fluted; fluting.
A high-pitched woodwind, held horizontally by the player and played by blowing across a hole.