- fine, clear, and mellow; flutelike: fluted notes.
- having flutes, grooves, or the like: a fluted column; fluted material; fluted stone tools.
Origin of fluted
- a musical wind instrument consisting of a tube with a series of fingerholes or keys, in which the wind is directed against a sharp edge, either directly, as in the modern transverse flute, or through a flue, as in the recorder.
- an organ stop with wide flue pipes, having a flutelike tone.
- Architecture, Furniture. a channel, groove, or furrow, as on the shaft of a column.
- any groove or furrow, as in a ruffle of cloth or on a piecrust.
- one of the helical grooves of a twist drill.
- a slender, footed wineglass of the 17th century, having a tall, conical bowl.
- a similar stemmed glass, used especially for champagne.
- to produce flutelike sounds.
- to play on a flute.
- (of a metal strip or sheet) to kink or break in bending.
- to utter in flutelike tones.
- to form longitudinal flutes or furrows in: to flute a piecrust.
Origin of flute
Examples from the Web for 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
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?
- (esp of the shaft of a column) having flutes
- sounding like a flute
- a wind instrument consisting of an open cylindrical tube of wood or metal having holes in the side stopped either by the fingers or by pads controlled by keys. The breath is directed across a mouth hole cut in the side, causing the air in the tube to vibrate. Range: about three octaves upwards from middle C
- any pipe blown directly on the principle of a flue pipe, either by means of a mouth hole or through a fipple
- architect a rounded shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column, pilaster, etc
- a groove or furrow in cloth, etc
- a tall narrow wineglass
- anything shaped like a flute
- to produce or utter (sounds) in the manner or tone of a flute
- (tr) to make grooves or furrows in
Word Origin and History for fluted
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.