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Meaning of FLUTE

Pronunciation:  floot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
  2. [n]  a groove or furrow in cloth etc especially the shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column
  3. [n]  a tall narrow wineglass
  4. [v]  form flutes in

FLUTE is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: champagne flute, flute glass, fluting, transverse flute
 See Also: channel, crimp, fife, groove, nose flute, piccolo, pinch, wineglass, wood, woodwind, woodwind instrument



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flute\, n. [OE. floute, floite, fr. OF. fla["u]te,
    flahute, flahuste, F. fl?te; cf. LL. flauta, D. fluit. See
    {Flute}, v. i.]
    1. A musical wind instrument, consisting of a hollow cylinder
       or pipe, with holes along its length, stopped by the
       fingers or by keys which are opened by the fingers. The
       modern flute is closed at the upper end, and blown with
       the mouth at a lateral hole.
             The breathing flute's soft notes are heard around.
    2. (Arch.) A channel of curved section; -- usually applied to
       one of a vertical series of such channels used to decorate
       columns and pilasters in classical architecture. See
       Illust. under {Base}, n.
    3. A similar channel or groove made in wood or other
       material, esp. in plaited cloth, as in a lady's ruffle.
    4. A long French breakfast roll. --Simonds.
    5. A stop in an organ, having a flutelike sound.
    {Flute bit}, a boring tool for piercing ebony, rosewood, and
       other hard woods.
    {Flute pipe}, an organ pipe having a sharp lip or wind-cutter
       which imparts vibrations to the column of air in the pipe.
  2. \Flute\ (fl[=u]t), n. [Cf. F. fl[^u]te a transport, D.
    A kind of flyboat; a storeship.
    {Armed en fl[^u]te}(Nav.), partially armed.
  3. \Flute\, v. i. [OE. flouten, floiten, OF. fla["u]ter,
    fle["u]ter, flouster, F. fl[^u]ter, cf. D. fluiten; ascribed
    to an assumed LL. flautare, flatuare, fr. L. flatus a
    blowing, fr. flare to blow. Cf. {Flout}, {Flageolet},
    To play on, or as on, a flute; to make a flutelike sound.
  4. \Flute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fluted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To play, whistle, or sing with a clear, soft note, like
       that of a flute.
             Knaves are men, That lute and flute fantastic
             tenderness.                           --Tennyson.
             The redwing flutes his o-ka-lee.      --Emerson.
    2. To form flutes or channels in, as in a column, a ruffle,
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Hearing or play the flute in your dream indicates harmony in your life. Everything is going well in your life.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a musical instrument, probably composed of a number of pipes, mentioned Dan. 3:5, 7, 10, 15.

In Matt. 9:23, 24, notice is taken of players on the flute, here called "minstrels" (but in R.V. "flute-players").

Flutes were in common use among the ancient Egyptians.

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