NounFlute (plural Flutes)
- (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.
- A glass with a long, narrow bowl and a long stem, used for drinking wine, especially champagne.
- A helical groove going up a drill bit which allows the drilled out material to come up out of the hole as it's drilled.
- (architecture) A semicylindrical vertical groove in a pillar.
- (intransitive) To play on a flute.
- (intransitive) To make a flutelike sound.
- (transitive) To utter with a flutelike sound.
- (transitive) 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.).
Adjectives for Flute
meditative; pastoral; oaten; perpendicular; enchanted; breathing.
Verbs for Flute
dance to—; employ—; finger—; ornament —; pipe—; pitch—; practise on—; render on—; scale—; sound—; tootle on—; trans¬pose on—; —blends; —cheers; —complains; —enraptures; —harmonizes; —shrills; — utters; —whines; —whistles.
English horn, Pandean pipe, aulos, bagpipe, bark, basset horn, basset oboe, bassoon, bawl, bellow, bezel, blare, blat, blow, blow a horn, blubber, bombard, boom, bray, breathe, bugle, buzz, cackle, canal, canalize, carillon, carve, chamfer, channel, chant, chase, chink, chirp, chisel, clarinet, clarion, contrabassoon, contrafagotto, coo, corrugate, corrugation, crack, cranny, crease, crimp, crisp, cromorne, crow, cut, dado, dike, ditch, dog-ear, doodle, double, double bassoon, double over, double reed, double-tongue, drawl, enfold, engrave, engraving, exclaim, fife, fipple flute, flageolet, flounce, fluting, fold, fold over, frill, furrow, gash, gasp, gather, goffer, gouge, groove, growl, grunt, gully, hautboy, heckelphone, hiss, hornpipe, incise, incision, infold, interfold, keen, lap over, licorice stick, lilt, lip, microgroove, mumble, murmur, musette, mutter, oaten reed, oboe, oboe da caccia, ocarina, panpipe, pant, penny-whistle, piccolo, pipe, plait, plat, pleat, plicate, plow, ply, pommer, quill, rabbet, recorder, reed, reed instrument, rifle, rifling, roar, ruck, ruff, ruffle, rumble, rut, sax, saxophone, score, scratch, scream, screech, shawm, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, single reed, single-reed instrument, slit, snap, snarl, snort, sob, sonorophone, sound, squall, squawk, squeal, streak, stria, striate, striation, sulcation, sulcus, sweet potato, syrinx, tabor pipe, tenoroon, thunder, tin-whistle, tongue, toot, tootle, trench, triple-tongue, trough, trumpet, tuck, turn over, twang, tweedle, twill, wail, warble, well-worn groove, whine, whisper, whistle, wind, wind the horn, woods, woodwind, woodwind choir, woodwind instrument, wrinkle, yap, yawp, yell, yelp
Flute f. (plural Flutes)
- Alternative spelling of flûte.