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English noun: flute

1. flute (artifact) 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

Synonymstransverse flute

Broader (hypernym)wood, woodwind, woodwind instrument

Narrower (hyponym)fife, nose flute, piccolo

2. flute (artifact) a tall narrow wineglass

Synonymschampagne flute, flute glass

Broader (hypernym)wineglass

3. flute (artifact) a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)


Broader (hypernym)channel, groove

English verb: flute

1. flute (contact) form flutes in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)crimp, pinch

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