[ floo-tid ]
/ ˈflu tɪd /


fine, clear, and mellow; flutelike: fluted notes.
having flutes, grooves, or the like: a fluted column; fluted material; fluted stone tools.

Origin of fluted

First recorded in 1605–15; flute + -ed3
Related formsun·flut·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unfluted

  • The walls are decorated with unfluted pilasters, with capitals scarcely conformable to any one order of architecture.

    The Churches of Paris|S. Sophia Beale

British Dictionary definitions for unfluted


/ (ˈfluːtɪd) /


(esp of the shaft of a column) having flutes
sounding like a flute
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Word Origin and History for unfluted



1610s, past participle adjective from flute (v.).

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