flut·​ing | \ ˈflü-tiŋ How to pronounce fluting (audio) \

Definition of fluting

1 : a series of flutes the fluting of a column
2 : fluted material

Examples of fluting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These stones’ fluting is mainly found toward the tip of their points, per Haaretz. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ancient Artisans in Arabia, the Americas Invented Same Technology Independently," 7 Aug. 2020 The non-clown essence of It, an H.R. Gigeresque vagina dentata type of deal, is far less scary than Pennywise, with his fluting voice and red balloons, and the other specters that seem to spring from tender young psyches. A. O. Scott, New York Times, "Review: ‘It’ Brings Back Stephen King’s Killer Clown," 6 Sep. 2017 Center stage are four Greek columns with tightly curled Ionic capitals and fluting defined by shifts in soft, exquisite colors. Roberta Smith, Holland Cotter, Will Heinrich And Martha Schwendener, New York Times, "The New York Times," 5 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of fluting

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fluting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluting. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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