Flute Flute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fluted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fluting}.] 1. To play, whistle, or sing with a clear, soft note, like that of a flute. [1913 Webster]

Knaves are men, That lute and flute fantastic tenderness. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The redwing flutes his o-ka-lee. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

2. To form flutes or channels in, as in a column, a ruffle, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fluting — Flut ing, n. Decoration by means of flutes or channels; a flute, or flutes collectively; as, the fluting of a column or pilaster; the fluting of a lady s ruffle. [1913 Webster] {Fluting iron}, a laundry iron for fluting ruffles; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fluting — may refer to:*Fluting (geology) *Fluting (architecture) …   Wikipedia

  • Fluting — Fluting. См. Гофрирование. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • fluting — [flo͞ot′iŋ] n. 1. a decoration consisting of long, rounded grooves, as in a column 2. such grooves or the act of making them 3. the act of playing the flute or singing, etc. in a flutelike tone …   English World dictionary

  • fluting — [[t]flu͟ːtɪŋ[/t]] ADJ If you describe someone s voice as fluting, you mean that it goes up and down a lot, and usually that it is high pitched. Her voice, small and fluting, stopped abruptly. ...a fluting and melodic Scottish accent …   English dictionary

  • fluting — noun Date: 1611 1. a series of flutes < the fluting of a column > 2. fluted material …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fluting — flute ► NOUN 1) a high pitched wind instrument consisting of a tube with holes along it, usually held horizontally so that the breath can be directed against a fixed edge. 2) Architecture an ornamental vertical groove in a column. 3) a tall,… …   English terms dictionary

  • fluting — /flooh ting/, n. 1. something having ornamental grooves, as a Greek column. 2. a groove, furrow, or flute, or a series of these. [1475 85; FLUTE + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fluting — noun a) A decoration consisting of parallel, normally vertical, flutes (grooves) incised into the surface b) The act of making such grooves …   Wiktionary

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