verb (used without object), flut·ed, flut·ing.
verb (used with object), flut·ed, flut·ing.
Origin of flute
Related Words for flutetrench, blare, hiss, gather, ruffle, tuck, crease, plait, crimp, flounce, flute, kilt, corrugation, scratch, hollow, slit, ditch, depression, canal, gouge
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Contemporary Examples of flute
If you drink from a flute, do so from a tulip-shape one to concentrate the notes, Simonetti-Bryan says.Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong
December 20, 2014
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
November 15, 2014
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
September 15, 2014
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
March 5, 2014
At age 5, Desplat began to play the piano; his attention eventually turned to flute.Meet Alexandre Desplat, Hollywood’s Master Composer
February 11, 2014
Historical Examples of flute
Her lover played upon his flute, while she leaned against a tree and listened.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
As soon as he was gone, I sent for Joe Kelly to play on the flute to me.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
You must give us some music, my good Belinda, and make him accompany you with his flute.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
The ancient was sitting in the shade of the mulberry trees blowing the flute.The Chinese Fairy Book
It had eight stops, one imitating the lute and one the flute.How the Piano Came to Be
Ellye Howell Glover
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.