flut·​ing ˈflü-tiŋ How to pronounce fluting (audio)
: a series of flutes
the fluting of a column
: fluted material

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But in a study this year in the Journal of Archaeological Science, Eren and co-authors found that fluting was practical. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2017 Read on to see how some of the country's top designers incorporate fluting in myriad ways. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 28 Sep. 2022 Another abstract interpretation: Byron Risdon's inviting patio, where chair backs and tabletop vases have a scallop pattern that loosely echo the shape of fluting. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 28 Sep. 2022 The round vents of the current model are retained and feature some interesting fluting around the perimeter. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 19 July 2022 In addition, by altering the texture of the gold itself, the fluting concept that runs through all the styles in this collection offers a new interpretation of Jade Trau’s aesthetic. Anthony Demarco, Forbes, 18 May 2022 The asteroid that brought that cacophony to a cataclysmic end made room for the expansion of fluting birds. Amy Brady, Scientific American, 23 Feb. 2022 Also having a revival: similarly linear fluting, a descendant of the vertical grooves that characterized columns in the better homes and gardens of ancient Rome. Kathryn O'shea-evans, WSJ, 23 Dec. 2021 Both children and adults are thought to have participated in finger fluting, and similarly, Bennett said that the Quesang prints should also be considered art. Nicoletta Lanese, Scientific American, 21 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fluting was in 1611

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“Fluting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluting. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


: fluted decoration

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