• Flute Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To play, whistle, or sing with a clear, soft note, like that of a flute.
- (n.) A similar channel or groove made in wood or other material, esp. in plaited cloth, as in a ladys ruffle.
- (n.) A long French breakfast roll.
- (v. i.) 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.
- (v. t.) To form flutes or channels in, as in a column, a ruffle, etc.
- (n.) A kind of flyboat; a storeship.
- (v. i.) To play on, or as on, a flute; to make a flutelike sound.
- (v. i.) 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.
- (n.) A stop in an organ, having a flutelike sound.
• Flute a bec Definition & Synonyms
- () A beak flute, an older form of the flute, played with a mouthpiece resembling a beak, and held like a flageolet.