\ (ˈ)flüt¦düs \
variants: or less commonly flûte douce or flute douce
plural flute-douces also flûte douces or flute douces

Definition of flute-douce

1 archaic : recorder sense 3a
2 Flute-douce : an organ flue stop with a soft flute tone

called also Flauto Dolce

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History and Etymology for flute-douce

French flûte douce, literally, sweet flute

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“Flute-douce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flute-douce. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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