- a decoration consisting of long, rounded grooves, as in a column
- such grooves or the act of making them
- the act of playing the flute or singing, etc. in a flutelike tone
- a. Architecture A decorative motif consisting of a series of uniform, usually vertical flutes, as those incised in the surface of a column.b. The act of incising or making grooves.
- The grooves formed by narrow pleats in cloth, as in a ruffle.
- Present participle of flute.