adjective, flut·i·er, flut·i·est.


or flut·ey


adjective, flut·i·er, flut·i·est.

having the tone and rather high pitch variation of a flute: a person of fastidious manner and fluty voice.

Origin of fluty

First recorded in 1815–25; flute + -y1
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Examples from the Web for flutey

Historical Examples of flutey

  • The tone in all likelihood 58 will be pure and flutey, at least upon the higher notes.

  • And just think, Mrs. Catlin, Flutey is going to write a long serious story for our magazine all about the war that she was in!

    The Blue Birds' Winter Nest

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy

  • Little birds sent forth their flutey voices where mortals must be hushed for fear of enemies.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army

    Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill

  • It was soft and flutey, as though some one played two notes upon a reed, a piping sound.

    Day and Night Stories

    Algernon Blackwood

  • “Here comes Flutey, now,” said Ruth, hearing the slow steps of her aunt.

    The Blue Birds' Winter Nest

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy