flut·​ed ˈflü-təd How to pronounce fluted (audio)
: having or marked by grooves

Example Sentences

The mansion has six fluted columns across the porch.
Recent Examples on the Web With a push of a button and the help of a bellman—in a Wes Anderson–style suit—a glass of crisp Champagne in a fluted coupe or your favorite dessert or drink (which the staff knows as part of the check-in process) will be delivered straight to your door. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 10 Apr. 2023 The rifle shaves weight by use of fluted barrels, bolts, and bolt handles along with a hollow bolt knob. Mike Dickerson, Field & Stream, 18 Feb. 2021 The designer refit the existing hutch with fluted glass that feels fresh and partially obscures the contents. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, 5 May 2023 Its main waiting room, panelled in Italian travertine, with fluted columns and coffered ceilings a hundred and fifty feet high, was the world’s largest room. William Finnegan, The New Yorker, 6 Mar. 2023 Traditionelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar (named Robb Report‘s Men’s Timepiece of the Year in 2019), which also sported sapphire-crystal discs, slate gray guillochéd segments on the dial, openworked elements and a fluted caseback mirroring the guilloché on the front. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 17 Dec. 2021 Dry stir vodka and spiced honey mixer, or simply add the fresh pear juice, in a chilled fluted glass. Amelia Goe, The Arizona Republic, 20 Nov. 2021 The fluted grooves provide clean lines and texture that will complement many different styles and aesthetics. Kate Mcgregor, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Mar. 2023 Perhaps the piece in the Rolex canon most conducive to formal dressing, the Perpetual 1908—named as a nod to the year that Hans Wilsdorf came up with the name Rolex—has a slim, 18 ct yellow or white gold case and a part domed, part finely fluted bezel. Nick Scott, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fluted was in 1611

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“Fluted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluted. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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