flutelike
adjective see flute I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • flutelike — adjective Resembling a flute or the sound of flute music …   Wiktionary

  • flutelike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a flute especially in light clear sharp tone quality …   Useful english dictionary

  • flute — flutelike, adj. /flooht/, n., v., fluted, fluting. n. 1. a musical wind instrument consisting of a tube with a series of fingerholes or keys, in which the wind is directed against a sharp edge, either directly, as in the modern transverse flute,… …   Universalium

  • flute — [flo͞ot] n. [ME floute < OFr fleüte, flaute < Prov fläut, prob. < flaujol (OFr flajeol: see FLAGEOLET1) + laüt, LUTE1] 1. a) a high pitched wind instrument consisting of a long, slender tube, played by blowing across a hole near one end …   English World dictionary

  • flute — I. noun Etymology: Middle English floute, from Anglo French floute, fleute, from Old French flaüte, probably of imitative origin Date: 14th century 1. a. recorder 3 b. a keyed woodwind instrument consisting of a cylindrical tube which is stopped… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flute — [[t]flut[/t]] n. v. flut•ed, flut•ing 1) mad a wind instrument with a high range, consisting of a tube with a series of fingerholes or keys in which the wind is directed against a sharp edge, either directly, as in the modern transverse flute, or …   From formal English to slang

  • flut´er — flute «floot», noun, verb, flut|ed, flut|ing. –n. 1. a long, slender, pipelike musical instrument. A flute is played by blowing across a hole near one end. Different notes are made by covering different holes along the tube with the fingers or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flute´like´ — flute «floot», noun, verb, flut|ed, flut|ing. –n. 1. a long, slender, pipelike musical instrument. A flute is played by blowing across a hole near one end. Different notes are made by covering different holes along the tube with the fingers or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crested oriole — Oriole O ri*ole, n. [OF. oriol, oriouz, orieus, F. loriot (for l oriol), fr. L. aureolus golden, dim. of aureus golden, fr. aurum gold. Cf. {Aureole}, {Oriel}, {Loriot}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of various species of Old World singing birds of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flute — Flute, v. i. [OE. flouten, floiten, OF. fla[ u]ter, fle[ u]ter, flouster, F. fl[^u]ter, cf. D. fluiten; ascribed to an assumed LL. flautare, flatuare, fr. L. flatus a blowing, fr. flare to blow. Cf. {Flout}, {Flageolet}, {Flatulent}.] To play on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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