flut·​ed | \ ˈflü-təd \

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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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 The living areas, for example, are embellished with vertical fluted columns, handmade cornice moulding, starburst chandelier medallions, even several swoopy modillions. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "Dale Evans’ Uvalde home for sale — but needs tons of work," 25 Apr. 2018 Using floured 2- to 3-inch round fluted cutters, cut out cookies. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Jam Sandwich Cookies," 7 Nov. 2017 The dress features a delicate lace top, fluted sleeves and a loose-fitting skirt with a velvet waistband. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Middleton Recycles the Same Maternity Dress She Wore Just Weeks Ago at 8 Months Pregnant!," 7 Mar. 2018 Her look today is architectural: slightly fluted navy pants, a structural white blouse, her Afro presiding over it all like an electric blonde sun. Billboard, "Solange on New Music & Why She's 'Not Interested In Entertainment at This Moment'," 1 Mar. 2018 Even the fluted soundtrack that filled the room when the lights came up seemed inspired by the same. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "People Are Accusing Zuhair Murad of Cultural Appropriation After #IndianSummer Couture Collection," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of fluted

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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