English version

flute

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
fluteflute /fluːt/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 APMa musical instrument like a thin pipe, that you play by holding it across your lips, blowing over a hole, and pressing down buttons with your fingers → flautist2 a tall narrow glass, used especially for drinking champagne
Examples from the Corpus
flute• Although once a rarity, the alto flute is now frequently found in modern orchestras.• The most popular instrument was the piano, followed by the flute and then the guitar.• Some feel that it is the movement of the flute which fascinates it.• You can not imagine the glorious effect of a symphony with flutes, oboes and clarinets.
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