Spillflöte

noun
Spill·​flö·​te | \ ˈspilˌflātə, -lə̄tə, G ˈshpilˌflœ̅tə \
plural Spillflötes

Definition of Spillflöte

: 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

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History and Etymology for Spillflöte

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 31 Oct. 2020.

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