flut·​ed | \ ˈflü-təd How to pronounce fluted (audio) \

Definition of fluted

: having or marked by grooves

Examples of fluted in a Sentence

The mansion has six fluted columns across the porch.

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The stone temple, with its fluted Corinithian columns, is located at the aquaduct’s terminus, west of Interstate 280 in Redwood City. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "12 coolest Bay Area things you didn’t know you could do," 29 July 2019 Today, visitors to the cave can see those fluted finger-tracks, which clearly mark the heights of the three young children. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "14,000-year-old footprints record an underground Stone Age family outing," 29 May 2019 Using dough cutter with fluted blade, trim edges, then cut dough into 1/2-inch squares. Cherry Point, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Homemade Saltine Crackers," 7 Aug. 2018 Romantic and flattering feminine shapes with fluted sleeves, ruffles and wrap detailing are contrasted against bright animal prints and opposing patchwork print styles. Minna Shim, Harper's BAZAAR, "The London-Based Brand Fashion Girls Are Obsessed With," 24 Jan. 2019 This cheery pie plate is red on the outside, cream colored inside, and has a fluted rim that's easy to grasp. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Good Cook Oven Fresh Stoneware 9" Pie Plate," 14 Dec. 2011 Apparently the fluted shape produces more aroma-rich CO2 just under the imbiber's nose, the better to enhance the flavor. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The secret to champagne’s universal appeal is the physics of bubbles," 31 Dec. 2018 Cut into at least 10 inch-wide strips using a fluted pastry cutter. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Rhubarb: How to cook, store, freeze the perfect pie plant," 29 May 2018 Classic Jacobethan Revival features outside include a two-story turret with a conical roof, five fluted chimneys and contrasting stone quoins accenting corners. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Storied Cobbs Mansion has an indoor skate ramp and $77,632 tax bill (photos)," 18 May 2018

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1611, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fluted

: decorated with a series of long, rounded lines that are cut into the surface

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