flut·​ing | \ˈflü-tiŋ \

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

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fluting.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of fluting

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fluting

Statistics for fluting

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for fluting

The first known use of fluting was in 1611

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on fluting

See words that rhyme with fluting

Spanish Central: Translation of fluting

Nglish: Translation of fluting for Spanish Speakers

Comments on fluting

What made you want to look up fluting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


playful or foolish behavior

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!