Origin of fluted
verb (used without object), flut·ed, flut·ing.
verb (used with object), flut·ed, flut·ing.
Origin of flute
Related Words for flutedcrumpled, blare, hiss, furrowed, wrinkled, creased, channelled, sound, signal, whine, warble, pipe, toot, whiz, wheeze, blast, shriek, fife, trill
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Contemporary Examples of fluted
Press the pastry into the bottom and sides of a fluted 9-inch tart pan with a removeable base.Sweet Brits
April 4, 2011
Tisci experimented with layering, mixing sheer, knee-length slips with fluted mini-skirts and cropped jackets.Paris Fashion Week Frenzy: Let’s Focus on Clothes
March 9, 2011
Historical Examples of fluted
With regard to the fluted pillars in the portico, my dears—'Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Cones they looked like, rather, with rounded tops and fluted walls.
Sweet the piping of him who sat upon the rocks and fluted to the morning sea.Mountain Meditations
Roll out the pastry, and stamp it into rounds with a fluted cutter.The Skilful Cook
Is it any wonder, then, that the fluted scales soon began to disappear?
Word Origin for flute
1610s, past participle adjective from flute (v.).
late 14c., "to play upon the flute," from flute (n.). Meaning "to make (architectural) flutes" is from 1570s. Related: Fluted; fluting.
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.
A high-pitched woodwind, held horizontally by the player and played by blowing across a hole.