Definition of flute noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fluːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fluːt//
    Musical instruments
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  1. 1a musical instrument of the woodwind group, shaped like a thin pipe. The player holds it sideways and blows across a hole at one end. See related entries: Musical instruments
  2. 2champagne flute a tall narrow glass used for drinking champagne
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French flahute, probably from Provençal flaüt, perhaps a blend of flaujol ‘flageolet’ + laüt ‘lute’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flute

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