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flute

play
noun \ˈflüt\

Simple Definition of flute

  • : a musical instrument that is shaped like a thin pipe and that is played by blowing across a hole near one end

  • : a tall, thin glass that is used for drinking champagne

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flute

  1. 1 a :  recorder 3 b :  a keyed woodwind instrument consisting of a cylindrical tube which is stopped at one end and which has a side hole over which air is blown to produce the tone and having a range from middle C upward for three octaves

  2. 2 :  something long and slender: as a :  a tall slender wineglass b :  a grooved pleat (as on a hat brim)

  3. 3 :  a rounded groove; specifically :  one of the vertical parallel grooves on a classical architectural column

flutelike play \-ˌlīk\ adjective
fluty or flutey play \ˈflü-tē\ adjective

Illustration of flute

Origin of flute

Middle English floute, from Anglo-French floute, fleute, from Old French flaüte, probably of imitative origin


First Known Use: 14th century


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flute

verb

Definition of flute

flutedfluting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to play a flute

  3. 2 :  to produce a flutelike sound

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to utter with a flutelike sound

  6. 2 :  to form flutes in

fluter noun


14th Century

First Known Use of flute

14th century


FLUTE Defined for Kids

flute

play
noun \ˈflüt\

Definition of flute for Students

  1. :  a woodwind instrument in the form of a slender tube open at one end that is played by blowing across a hole near the closed end





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