Spitz·​flö·​te | \ ˈshpitsˌflātə, -lə̄tə, G -lœ̅tə \
variants: or less commonly Spitzflute \ ˈs(h)pitsˌflüt \
plural Spitzflötes also Spitzflutes

Definition of Spitzflöte

: an organ flute stop of 2′ pitch, 4′ pitch, or 8′ pitch with metal pipes that taper to a point at the top

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History and Etymology for Spitzflöte

spitzflöte from German, from spitz pointed + flöte flute, from Middle High German vloite, from Old French flaute, fleute; spitzflute partial translation of German spitzflöte

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“Spitzflöte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spitzfl%C3%B6te. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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