G ˈshpilˌflœ̅tə
plural Spillflötes
: a half-covered organ flute stop of 2′ pitch, 4′ pitch, or 8′ pitch whose pipes are cylindrical at the bottom and tapered at the top

Word History


German, from spille spindle (from Old High German spilla) + flöte flute, from Middle High German vloite, from Old French flaute, fleute; akin to Old High German spinnan to spin

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“Spillflöte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spillfl%C3%B6te. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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