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flute


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flute  \Flute\  (fl[=u]t),  n.  [Cf.  F.  fl[^u]te  a  transport,  D. 
  fluit.] 
  A  kind  of  flyboat;  a  storeship. 
 
  {Armed  en  fl[^u]te}(Nav.),  partially  armed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  or  as  on  a  flute;  to  make  a  flutelike  sound. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flute  \Flute\,  n.  [OE.  floute,  floite,  fr  OF  fla["u]te, 
  flahute  flahuste  F.  fl?te;  cf  LL  flauta,  D.  fluit.  See 
  {Flute},  v.  i.] 
  1.  A  musical  wind  instrument,  consisting  of  a  hollow  cylinder 
  or  pipe,  with  holes  along  its  length,  stopped  by  the 
  fingers  or  by  keys  which  are  opened  by  the  fingers.  The 
  modern  flute  is  closed  at  the  upper  end  and  blown  with 
  the  mouth  at  a  lateral  hole. 
 
  The  breathing  flute's  soft  notes  are  heard  around 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  A  channel  of  curved  section;  --  usually  applied  to 
  one  of  a  vertical  series  of  such  channels  used  to  decorate 
  columns  and  pilasters  in  classical  architecture.  See 
  Illust.  under  {Base},  n. 
 
  3.  A  similar  channel  or  groove  made  in  wood  or  other 
  material,  esp.  in  plaited  cloth,  as  in  a  lady's  ruffle. 
 
  4.  A  long  French  breakfast  roll.  --Simonds. 
 
  5.  A  stop  in  an  organ,  having  a  flutelike  sound. 
 
  {Flute  bit},  a  boring  tool  for  piercing  ebony,  rosewood,  and 
  other  hard  woods. 
 
  {Flute  pipe},  an  organ  pipe  having  a  sharp  lip  or  wind-cutter 
  which  imparts  vibrations  to  the  column  of  air  in  the  pipe. 
  --Knight.  [1913  Webster] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Knaves  are  men,  That  lute  and  flute  fantastic 
  tenderness.  --Tennyson. 
 
  The  redwing  flutes  his  o-ka-lee.  --Emerson. 
 
  2.  To  form  flutes  or  channels  in  as  in  a  column,  a  ruffle, 
  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flute 
  n  1:  a  high-pitched  woodwind  instrument;  a  slender  tube  closed  at 
  one  end  with  finger  holes  on  one  end  and  an  opening  near 
  the  closed  end  across  which  the  breath  is  blown  [syn:  {transverse 
  flute}] 
  2:  a  tall  narrow  wineglass  [syn:  {flute  glass},  {champagne 
  flute}] 
  3:  a  groove  or  furrow  in  cloth  etc  especially  the  shallow 
  concave  groove  on  the  shaft  of  a  column  [syn:  {fluting}] 
  v  :  form  flutes  in 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Flute 
  a  musical  instrument,  probably  composed  of  a  number  of  pipes, 
  mentioned  Dan.  3:5,  7,  10,  15. 
 
  In  Matt.  9:23,  24,  notice  is  taken  of  players  on  the  flute, 
  here  called  minstrels"  (but  in  R.V.  "flute-players"). 
 
  Flutes  were  in  common  use  among  the  ancient  Egyptians. 
 




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