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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLU'TING, ppr. Channeling; cutting furrows; as in a column.
FLU'TING, n. A channel or furrow in a column; fluted work.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column) [syn: flute, fluting]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1611 1. a series of flutes <the fluting of a column> 2. fluted material

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Flute Flute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fluting.] 1. To play, whistle, or sing with a clear, soft note, like that of a flute. Knaves are men, That lute and flute fantastic tenderness. --Tennyson. The redwing flutes his o-ka-lee. --Emerson. 2. To form flutes or channels in, as in a column, a ruffle, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fluting Flut"ing, n. Decoration by means of flutes or channels; a flute, or flutes collectively; as, the fluting of a column or pilaster; the fluting of a lady's ruffle. Fluting iron, a laundry iron for fluting ruffles; -- called also Italian iron, or gaufering iron. --Knight. Fluting lathe, a machine for forming spiral flutes, as on balusters, table legs, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone's voice as fluting, you mean that it goes up and down a lot, and usually that it is high pitched. Her voice, small and fluting, stopped abruptly. ...a fluting and melodic Scottish accent. ADJ



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