- flutter kick,
- flutter mill,
- flutter wheel
Origin of fluting
verb (used without object), flut·ed, flut·ing.
verb (used with object), flut·ed, flut·ing.
Origin of flute
Examples from the Web for fluting
The columns have Attic bases, but the grooves of the fluting are cut in a style which is neither Doric nor Ionic.Old Rome|Robert Burn
The golden thrush was fluting his strain—nearly always the very same, but yet a little different.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden
Her attendants were small satyr-like spirits of the wilds, piping and fluting, in place of the reclining maiden.The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories|L. Adams Beck
Two of them, shortened and with the fluting planed down, now adorn the gate of Pavia towards Milan.The Cathedral Builders|Leader Scott
Her voice was at its most musical pitch, rather low for her, fluting, infinitely disarming and seductive.Alias The Lone Wolf|Louis Joseph Vance
Word Origin for flute
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.