Zau·​ber·​flö·​te | \ ˈtsau̇bə(r)ˌflātə, -lə̄tə, German -lœ̅tə \
plural Zauberflötes

Definition of Zauberflöte

: an organ flute stop that produces tones usually of 4′ pitch or 8′ pitch by means of stopped pipes three times the normal length each pierced with a hole at a harmonic node (see node sense 5)

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History and Etymology for Zauberflöte

from Die Zauberflöte (English title The Magic Flute), opera first presented in 1791 with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart †1791 Austrian composer and libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder †1812 German theater manager and librettist

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“Zauberflöte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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