flute Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “flute” - English Dictionary

"flute" in American English

See all translations

flutenoun [C/U]

 us   /flut/
a tube-shaped ​musicalinstrument with a ​row of ​holes along ​itsside that are ​covered by the ​fingers to ​vary the ​notes and ​played by ​blowing into a ​hole near one end, or this ​type of ​instrumentgenerally
(Definition of flute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"flute" in British English

See all translations

flutenoun [C]

uk   us   /fluːt/
  • flute noun [C] (MUSICAL INSTRUMENT)

B1 a tube-shaped ​musicalinstrument with a ​hole that you ​blowacross at one end while ​holding the ​tube out horizontally to one ​side
  • flute noun [C] (GLASS)

(Definition of flute from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flute”
in Korean 플루트…
in Arabic ناي, فلوت…
in Malaysian seruling…
in French flûte…
in Russian флейта…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長笛…
in Italian flauto (traverso)…
in Turkish flüt…
in Polish flet…
in Spanish flauta…
in Vietnamese ống sáo…
in Portuguese flauta (transversal)…
in Thai ขลุ่ย…
in German die Flöte…
in Catalan flauta…
in Japanese フルート…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长笛…
in Indonesian suling…
What is the pronunciation of flute?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

drum

a musical instrument, especially one made from a skin stretched over the end of a hollow tube or bowl, played by hitting with the hand or a stick

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More