Flute meaning

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The definition of a flute is a long tube-shaped wind instrument that makes a high pitched sound by blowing across a hole.

An example of a flute is the instrument that Jeanne Baxtresser from the New York Philharmonic plays.

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Flute is defined as to make rounded grooves in something.

An example of flute is to make rounded edges around the edge of an apple pie.

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A tall narrow wineglass, often used for champagne.
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A high-pitched woodwind instrument consisting of a slender tube closed at one end with keys and finger holes on the side and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown.
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Any of various similar reedless woodwind instruments, such as the recorder.
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An organ stop whose flue pipe produces a flutelike tone.
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A long, usually rounded groove incised as a decorative motif on the shaft of a column, for example.
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A similar groove or furrow, as in a pleated ruffle of cloth or on a piece of furniture.
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To play (a tune) on a flute.
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To produce in a flutelike tone.
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To make flutes in (a column, for example).
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To play a flute.
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To sing, whistle, or speak with a flutelike tone.
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A tall, slender wineglass, used esp. for champagne.
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A high-pitched wind instrument consisting of a long, slender tube, played by blowing across a hole near one end: by fingering the holes and keys along its length, the player can produce various tones.
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Any of various similar instruments, as the fipple flute.
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An ornamental groove or pleat in cloth, etc.
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A long, vertical, rounded groove in the shaft of a column.
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A flue pipe.
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A flue organ stop with a flutelike tone.
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To sing, speak, whistle, etc. in a flutelike tone.
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To play on the flute.
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To make long, rounded grooves in (a column, etc.)
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To play on the flute.
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To sing, speak, whistle, etc. in a flutelike tone.
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(music) A woodwind instrument consisting of a metal, wood or bamboo tube with a row of circular holes and played by blowing across a hole in the side of one end or through a narrow channel at one end against a sharp edge, while covering none, some or all of the holes with the fingers to vary the note played.
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A glass with a long, narrow bowl and a long stem, used for drinking wine, especially champagne.
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A lengthwise groove, such as one of the lengthwise grooves on a classical column, or a groove on a cutting tool (such as a drill bit, endmill, or reamer), which helps to form both a cutting edge and a channel through which chips can escape.
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(architecture, firearms) A semicylindrical vertical groove, as in a pillar, in plaited cloth, or in a rifle barrel to cut down the weight.
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A long French bread roll.

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An organ stop with a flute-like sound.
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(intransitive) To play on a flute.
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(intransitive) To make a flutelike sound.
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To utter with a flutelike sound.
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To form flutes or channels in (as in a column, a ruffle, etc.); to cut a semicylindrical vertical groove in (as in a pillar, etc.).
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A kind of flyboat; a storeship.
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Origin of flute

Middle English floute from Old French flaute from Old Provençal flaüt perhaps a blend of flaujol flageolet (from Vulgar Latin flābeolum flageolet) laut lute lute1