• synonyms


[ floo-ter ]
/ ˈflu tər /


a person who makes flutings.
Archaic. a flutist.


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Nearby words

flushwork, fluster, flustrated, flute, fluted, fluter, flutey, fluting, flutist, flutter, flutter kick

Origin of fluter

1350–1400; Middle English flouter, floutour < Old French fleuteur, flauteor, equivalent to flaut(er) to play the flute + -eur, -eor < Latin -ōr- -or2 or -ātōr- -ator Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fluter

  • An' the old-witch boy is a fluter, an' when the old lady want to dance it's the same boy playing for the old lady.

    Jamaican Song and Story|Walter Jekyll

British Dictionary definitions for fluter


/ (ˈfluːtə) /


a craftsman who makes flutes or fluting
a tool used to make flutes or fluting
a less common word, used esp in folk music, for flautist
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