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FLUTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flute mean? 

FLUTE (noun)
  The noun FLUTE has 3 senses:

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
2. a tall narrow wineglass
3. a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)

  Familiarity information: FLUTE used as a noun is uncommon.


FLUTE (verb)
  The verb FLUTE has 1 sense:

1. form flutes in

  Familiarity information: FLUTE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLUTE (noun)


Sense 1flute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

flute; transverse flute

Hypernyms ("flute" is a kind of...):

wood; woodwind; woodwind instrument (any wind instrument other than the brass instruments)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flute"):

fife (a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band)

nose flute (a flute that is played by blowing through the nostrils (used in some Asian countries))

piccolo (a small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute)


Sense 2flute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tall narrow wineglass

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

champagne flute; flute glass; flute

Hypernyms ("flute" is a kind of...):

wineglass (a glass that has a stem and in which wine is served)


Sense 3flute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fluting; flute

Hypernyms ("flute" is a kind of...):

channel; groove (a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record))


FLUTE (verb)


Sense 1flute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form flutes in

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "flute" is one way to...):

crimp; pinch (make ridges into by pinching together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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