Blockflöte

noun

Block·​flö·​te
ˈbläkˌflœtə,
-flərtə
plural Blockflötes
-tə̇z
: a metal organ flue stop of usually 4′ pitch resembling the recorder in tone

Word History

Etymology

German, from block block of wood (from Low German, from Middle Low German) + flöte flute, from Middle High German vloite, flöute, from Middle Dutch flūte, fleute, floite, from Old French flaüte, fleute; akin to Old High German bloh block

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“Blockflöte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Blockfl%C3%B6te. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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