1. [ noun ] (music) 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
Synonyms: transverse_flute
Related terms: woodwind nose_flute piccolo fife
2. [ verb ] form flutes in
Related terms: crimp
3. [ noun ] (food) a tall narrow wineglass
Synonyms: champagne_flute flute_glass
Related terms: wineglass
4. [ noun ] a groove or furrow in cloth etc especially the shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column
Synonyms: fluting
Related terms: groove
Similar spelling:   flout