[ floo-ting ]
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  1. something having ornamental grooves, as a Greek column.

  2. a groove, furrow, or flute, or a series of these.

Origin of fluting

First recorded in 1475–85; flute + -ing1

Words Nearby fluting

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How to use fluting in a sentence

  • This was no high-pitched fluting from aliens deprived of their sport, but a hissing nightmare cry.

    Star Born | Andre Norton
  • As he moved, a bit of gilt fluting dipped forward out of the gloom of the chimney-corner.

    Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
  • The fluting of the Doric column will thus be finished in the style appropriate to it.

  • Even Emmie's faint fluting came out more effectively, and Val could easier have wept than gone on singing.

    The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
  • It shot forth from the central fluting of a column that supported the pediment of the bookcase.

British Dictionary definitions for fluting


/ (ˈfluːtɪŋ) /

  1. a design or decoration of flutes on a column, pilaster, etc

  2. grooves or furrows, as in cloth

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