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flute Explained

flute at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


flute at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1384, from O.Fr. flaute, from O.Prov. flaut, of uncertain origin, perhaps imitative or from L. flare "to blow;" perhaps influenced by Prov. laut "lute." The other Gmc. words (cf. Ger. fl?te) are likewise borrowings from Fr. Ancient flutes were blown through a mouthpiece, like a recorder; the modern transverse or German flute developed 18c. The modern design and key system of the concert flute were perfected 1834 by Theobald Boehm. The architectural sense of "furrow in a pillar" (1660) is from fancied resemblance to the inside of a flute split down the middle. Meaning "tall, slender wine glass" is from 1649. Flutist (1603), probably from Fr. fl?tiste, replaced M.E. flouter and is preferred in U.S. British preference is flautist (q.v.), a Continental reborrowing that returns the original diphthong. ///

flute at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: flahute, from Old Proven[hA168]al flaut]//
1 a musical instrument like a thin pipe, that you play by holding it across your lips, blowing over a hole, and pressing down buttons with your fingers: flautist//
2 a tall narrow glass, used especially for drinking champagne:

flûte at French => English Of Explained:


flute at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Woodwind instrument whose sound is produced by blowing against a sharp edge. In its broad sense, a flute may be end-blown, like the recorder, or may have a globular shape, like the ocarina. In its narrow sense, discussed below, flute refers to the transverse flute of Western music. The transverse flute, a tubular instrument held sideways to the right, appeared in Greece and Etruria by the 2nd cent. BC. By the 16th cent. a family of boxwood flutes, with fingerholes but no keys, was in use in Europe. Keys began to be added in the late 17th cent. T. Boehm's 19th-cent. innovations resulted in the modern flute, which permits thorough expressive control and great agility. The cylindrical tube may be made of wood or, more often, a precious metal or alloy. Its range is from about middle C to the C three octaves higher. The flute family includes the piccolo (pitched an octave higher), the alto flute, and the rare bass flute. See also shakuhachi.

flute at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

193 Moby Thesaurus words for "flute":
English horn, Pandean pipe, aulos, bagpipe, bark, basset horn,
basset oboe, bassoon, bawl, bellow, bezel, blare, blat, blow,
blow a horn, blubber, bombard, boom, bray, breathe, bugle, buzz,
cackle, canal, canalize, carillon, carve, chamfer, channel, chant,
chase, chink, chirp, chisel, clarinet, clarion, contrabassoon,
contrafagotto, coo, corrugate, corrugation, crack, cranny, crease,
crimp, crisp, cromorne, crow, cut, dado, dike, ditch, dog-ear,
doodle, double, double bassoon, double over, double reed,
double-tongue, drawl, enfold, engrave, engraving, exclaim, fife,
fipple flute, flageolet, flounce, fluting, fold, fold over, frill,
furrow, gash, gasp, gather, goffer, gouge, groove, growl, grunt,
gully, hautboy, heckelphone, hiss, hornpipe, incise, incision,
infold, interfold, keen, lap over, licorice stick, lilt, lip,
microgroove, mumble, murmur, musette, mutter, oaten reed, oboe,
oboe da caccia, ocarina, panpipe, pant, penny-whistle, piccolo,
pipe, plait, plat, pleat, plicate, plow, ply, pommer, quill,
rabbet, recorder, reed, reed instrument, rifle, rifling, roar,
ruck, ruff, ruffle, rumble, rut, sax, saxophone, score, scratch,
scream, screech, shawm, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, single reed,
single-reed instrument, slit, snap, snarl, snort, sob, sonorophone,
sound, squall, squawk, squeal, streak, stria, striate, striation,
sulcation, sulcus, sweet potato, syrinx, tabor pipe, tenoroon,
thunder, tin-whistle, tongue, toot, tootle, trench, triple-tongue,
trough, trumpet, tuck, turn over, twang, tweedle, twill, wail,
warble, well-worn groove, whine, whisper, whistle, wind,
wind the horn, woods, woodwind, woodwind choir,
woodwind instrument, wrinkle, yap, yawp, yell, yelp

flûte at French => English Of Explained:

flûte [flyt]

flute at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Fold): fold, double, plait, crease, wrinkle, crinkle, rumple, flute, frizzle, twill, corrugate, ruffle, crumple, pucker, double down, tuck, hem, gather.

[ADJ] (Fold): folded, fluted, pleated, plied, creased, doubled, crinkled, rumpled, wrinkled, gathered, corrugated, ruffled, puckered.

[V] (Furrow): furrow, flute, plow, incise, engrave, etch, channel, score, scrape, gash fluted.

Flute at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

, wrap, encase, face, case, veneer, pave, paper, cap, bind, coat, paint, varnish, incrust, plaster, tar, besmear, bedaub.

[N] (Enclosure): enclosure, envelope, case, receptacle, wrapper, girdle, pen, fold, paddock, pound, corral, yard, net, wall, hedge, enceinte.

[N] (Subject): subjec

flute at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


1 a musical instrument of the WOODWIND group, shaped like a thin pipe. The player holds it sideways and blows across a hole at one end.

2 champagne ~ a tall narrow glass used for drinking CHAMPAGNE

Flute at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flute \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.

Flute \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.

Flute \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.
--Knight. [1913 Webster]

Flute \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,

flute at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : form flutes in

n 1: 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 [syn: {transverse
2: a tall narrow wineglass [syn: {flute glass}, {champagne
3: a groove or furrow in cloth etc especially the shallow
concave groove on the shaft of a column [syn: {fluting}]

flute at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » flûte



From Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » fleüte|lang=fro.


* Inter: enPR » floo͞t, Inter: IPA » /fluːt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /flu:t/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-flute.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » uːt


    Category: Image - :Western_concert_flute.jpg|thumb|flute Inter: gloss » woodwind instrument

  • Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: context » musical instruments A woodwind instrument consisting of a metal, wood or bamboo tube with a row of circular holes and played by blowing across a hole in the side of one end or through a narrow channel at one end against a sharp edge, while covering none, some or all of the holes with the fingers to vary the note played.
    1. A glass with a long, narrow bowl and a long stem, used for drinking wine, especially champagne.
    2. A helical groove going up a drill bit which allows the drilled out material to come up out of the hole as it's drilled.
    3. Inter: architecture » firearms A semicylindrical vertical groove in a pillar, or a similar groove in a rifle barrel used to cut down the weight.

      Derived terms

      * pan flute

  • skin flute

    Related terms

    * flageolet


    Inter: trans-top » woodwind instrument
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|fluit
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|flaut|f
  • Inter: trreq » am
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|ناي|tr=nāy|sc=Arab
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|ناي|m|tr=nāy|sc=Arab, Inter: tø » arz|فلوت|m|tr=flūt|sc=Arab
  • Aragonese: Inter: t- » an|flauta|f
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ֆլեյտա|tr=fleyta
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|flauta|f
  • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|fleyta
  • Inter: trreq » ba
  • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|txirula
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|флейта|f|tr=fljéjta|sc=Cyrl
  • Inter: trreq » br
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|флейта|f|tr=fléjta|sc=Cyrl
  • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|ပလွေ|tr=pa̱lwei|sc=Mymr
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|flauta|f
  • Chamicuro: Inter: tø » ccc|ajtakli
  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᎠᏤᎷᎯᏍᏗ|tr=atseluhisdi|sc=Cher
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|長笛|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|长笛|tr=chángdí|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|笛|tr=dí|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|flétna|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|fløjte|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|fluit
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|fluto
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|flööt
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|floyta|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|huilu
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flûte|f
  • Inter: trreq » fur
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|frauta|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ფლეიტა|tr=pleita|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Flöte|f, Inter: t+ » de|Querflöte|f
  • Gilbertese: Inter: tø » gil|te riri ni man
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φλάουτο|n|tr=fláouto
  • Inter: trreq » gu
  • Hausa: Inter: t- » ha|mabuusaa
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|חליל|m|alt= חָלִיל|tr=khalil
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|बांसुरी|f|tr=bānsurī|sc=Deva, Inter: t- » hi|बंसी|f|tr=bansī|sc=Deva
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|fuvola
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|flauta|f
  • Inter: trreq » io
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|suling
  • Interlingue: Inter: t- » ie|flaute
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|fliúit|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|flauto|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|フルート|tr=furūto, Inter: t+ » ja|笛|tr=ふえ, fue|sc=Jpan
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|fliûte|f
  • Kannada: Inter: t+ » kn|ಕೊಳಲು|tr=koḷalu|sc=Knda
  • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|сырнай|tr=sırnay|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t » kk|флейта|tr=fleyta|sc=Cyrl
  • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ខ្លុយ|tr=kloy|sc=Khmr
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|플루트|tr=peulluteu
  • Kurdish: Inter: t+ » ku|bilûr|f, Inter: t+ » ku|ney|f, Inter: t+ » ku|fîq|f, Inter: t+ » ku|bilûl|f
  • Kyrgyz: Inter: t- » ky|флейта|tr=fleyta|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ky|най|tr=nay|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Lao: Inter: t+ » lo|ຂຸ່ຍ|tr=kʰūy|sc=Laoo
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|tibia|f|alt=tībia
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|fleite|f
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|fleita|f
    • Inter: trreq » lb
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|флејта|f|tr=fléjta
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|serunai, Inter: t- » ms|seruling
    • Malayalam: Inter: t+ » ml|ഓടക്കുഴൽ|sc=Mlym
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|flawt|f
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|maireen
    • Inter: trreq » mi
    • Inter: trreq » mwl
    • Mongolian: Inter: t- » mn|лимбэ|tr=limbe|sc=Cyrl
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|tsʼisǫ́ǫ́s
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|fløyte|f
    • Inter: trreq » nov
    • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|flaüta|f, Inter: t- » oc|flaüita|f, Inter: t- » oc|flèita|f, Inter: t- » oc|floita|f
    • Old French: Inter: tø » fro|fleüte|f
    • Oriya: Inter: t+ » or|ବଂଶୀ|tr=baṁśī|sc=Orya
    • Inter: trreq » ps
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|فلوت|tr=flut|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|flet|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|flauta|f
    • Inter: trreq » pa
    • Inter: trreq » raj
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|flaut|n
    • Inter: trreq » rm
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|флейта|f|tr=fléjta
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cuisle-chiùil|f, Inter: t- » gd|cuislean|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|фрула|f, Inter: t- » sh|флаута|f
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|frula|f, Inter: t- » sh|flauta|f
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|flauta|f
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|flavta|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|flauta|f
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|digali, Inter: t+ » sw|filimbi
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|flöjt
    • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|pluta|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » tl|bansi
    • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|най|tr=nay|sc=Cyrl
    • Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|புல்லாங்குழல்|tr=pullaanguzhal|sc=Taml
    • Tatar: Inter: t+ » tt|сыбызгы|tr=sıbızğı|sc=Cyrl
    • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|వంశి|tr=vaṅśi
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|ฟลุต|tr=flút|sc=Thai, Inter: t- » th|ขลุ่ย|tr=klùi|sc=Thai
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|zurna, Inter: t+ » tr|sipsi, Inter: t+ » tr|flüt, Inter: t+ » tr|flavta
    • Turkmen: Inter: t- » tk|tüýdük
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|флейта|f|tr=fléjta|sc=Cyrl
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|بانسری|f|tr=bānsurī|sc=ur-Arab
    • Uzbek: Inter: t- » uz|fleyta
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|sáo, Inter: t- » vi|cái sáo
    • Inter: trreq » vo
    • Inter: trreq » wa
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|ffliwt|f
    • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|פֿלייט|f|tr=fleyt|sc=Hebr

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » glass
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|fløjte|c
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|samppanjalasi

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|flute

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » helical groove going up a drill bit
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ura, Inter: t- » fi|kierre

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » architecture: vertical groove in a pillar
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ura

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * bansuri


    Category: Image - :Cincinnati-life-insurance-building-detail.jpg|thumb|fluted pillars
    Inter: en-verb » flutes|fluting|fluted
  • Inter: intransitiv » e To play on a flute.
    1. Inter: intransitiv » e To make a flutelike sound.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To utter with a flutelike sound.
    3. Inter: RQ:Wodehouse Offing » XIII|“Oh, there's my precious Poppet,” said Phyllis, as a distant barking reached the ears. “He's asking for his dinner, the sweet little angel. All right, darling, Mother's coming,” she fluted, and buzzed off on the errand of mercy.
    4. Inter: transitiv » e To form flutes or channels in (as in a column, a ruffle, etc.); to cut a semicylindrical vertical groove in (as in a pillar, etc.).

      Related terms

      * champagne flute

  • flautist
  • fluted Inter: pos_ » a


    Inter: trans-top » to play flute
  • Finnish: soittaa Inter: t+ » fi|huilu|alt=huilua

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to make a flutelike sound
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|huhuilla Inter: qualifier » low pitch, Inter: t- » fi|heläyttää Inter: qualifier » high pitch

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to utter with flutelike sound
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|huhuilla Inter: qualifier » low pitch, Inter: t- » fi|heläyttää Inter: qualifier » high pitch

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to form flutes
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|urittaa Inter: qualifier » as in a column; Inter: t+ » fi|laskostaa Inter: qualifier » as to form a ruffle

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: pedialit » e
    • Inter: Wikisource1911Enc Citation » Flute

    Category: Category:en:Architecture -



    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • Inter: alternative spelling of » flûte|lang=fr

  • Translation: az » flute
    Translation: cs » flute
    Translation: cy » flute
    Translation: de » flute
    Translation: et » flute
    Translation: eo » flute
    Translation: eu » flute
    Translation: fr » flute
    Translation: gl » flute
    Translation: ko » flute
    Translation: io » flute
    Translation: it » flute
    Translation: kn » flute
    Translation: sw » flute
    Translation: ku » flute
    Translation: lo » flute
    Translation: lt » flute
    Translation: li » flute
    Translation: hu » flute
    Translation: mg » flute
    Translation: ml » flute
    Translation: my » flute
    Translation: nl » flute
    Translation: ja » flute
    Translation: or » flute
    Translation: pl » flute
    Translation: pt » flute
    Translation: ru » flute
    Category: simple:flute -
    Translation: fi » flute
    Translation: ta » flute
    Translation: te » flute
    Translation: th » flute
    Translation: uk » flute
    Translation: vi » flute
    Translation: zh » flute

    flûte at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » flute


    Alternative forms

    * flute


    From Inter: etyl » fro|fr fleüte, from Inter: etyl » pro|fr flaut.


    * Inter: IPA » /flyt/|lang=fr
  • Inter: audio » Fr-flûte.ogg|audio


    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=flute

  • flute Inter: gloss » musical instrument

    Derived terms

    *flûte traversière


    Inter: fr-intj » sort=flute

  • blow!, draft! Inter: gloss » mildly impolite interjection

  • Category: Category:fr - :Musical instruments|flute
    Translation: de » flûte
    Translation: et » flûte
    Translation: el » flûte
    Translation: es » flûte
    Translation: fr » flûte
    Translation: ko » flûte
    Translation: io » flûte
    Translation: id » flûte
    Translation: ku » flûte
    Translation: lo » flûte
    Translation: hu » flûte
    Translation: mg » flûte
    Translation: no » flûte
    Translation: pl » flûte
    Translation: pt » flûte
    Translation: ru » flûte
    Translation: fi » flûte
    Translation: sv » flûte
    Translation: uk » flûte
    Translation: vi » flûte
    Translation: zh » flûte

    flûté at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » flûte|flute



    Inter: fr-past participl » e
  • Inter: past participle of » flûter|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-ad » j

  • reedy (of a voice)

  • Translation: fr » flûté
    Translation: io » flûté