flûte d'amour

noun flûte d'a·mour \¦flütdə¦mu̇(ə)r\

Definition of flûte d'amour

plural

flûtes d'amour

\-t(s)d-\
  1. 1 :  a flute of the 18th and 19th centuries with a range a minor third lower than the modern flute

  2. 2 Flûte d'Amour :  an organ flute stop of 4′ pitch or 8′ pitch and of delicate quality

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Origin and Etymology of flûte d'amour

French, literally, flute of love


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