flauto traverso

noun flauto tra·ver·so \-trəˈvər(ˌ)sō, -ver-\

Definition of flauto traverso


flauto traversos

  1. 1 :  flute 1c

  2. 2 Flauto Traverso plural Flauto Traversos :  an organ flue stop of 4′ pitch or 8′ pitch resembling the flute in tone —called also Querflöte, Traverse Flute

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Origin and Etymology of flauto traverso

Italian, literally, transverse flute

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