something having ornamental grooves, as a Greek column.
a groove, furrow, or flute, or a series of these.
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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.Ten Books on Architecture | Vitruvius
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.The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar | Maurice Leblanc
British Dictionary definitions for fluting
a design or decoration of flutes on a column, pilaster, etc
grooves or furrows, as in cloth
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