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

Examples of fluting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bezel follows suit, with discreet fluting only on the lower edge. The Editors, Robb Report, 15 Apr. 2024 Ranis also contributed details such as the fluting in columns at the Tyvola bridge and the use of thick capitals. Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 Incorporate fluting details in your living room with a fluted console or coffee table, or add some fluting to panels on a bespoke piece of carpentry or fluted glass in cabinet doors. Sophie Flaxman, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Jan. 2024 The ridges of the pan are not the most defined, but less fluting is ideal for making airy cakes like angel food cakes (these cakes use eggs as leaveners) which need a straight pan for the batter to cling close to. Nor'adila Hepburn, Southern Living, 14 Dec. 2023 Other weight savings are achieved by use of a slender-contour, 20-inch barrel along with aggressive spiral fluting of the bolt and machined flats and recesses in the sides of the action, which is pillar-bedded to the stock. Mike Dickerson, Field & Stream, 19 July 2023 Thousands of examples of the iconic Clovis point — a thin, usually sharp projectile point with distinct fluting, skillfully formed from various types of rock — have been found throughout North America. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 11 July 2018 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

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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 25 May. 2024.

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: fluted decoration

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