A musical wind instrument, consisting of a hollow cylinder or pipe, with holes along its length, stopped by the fingers or by keys which are opened by the fingers. The modern flute is closed at the upper end, and blown with the mouth at a lateral hole.
A channel of curved section; -- usually applied to one of a vertical series of such channels used to decorate columns and pilasters in classical architecture. See Illust. under Base, n.
A similar channel or groove made in wood or other material, esp. in plaited cloth, as in a lady's ruffle.
A long French breakfast roll.
A stop in an organ, having a flutelike sound.
A kind of flyboat; a storeship.
To play on, or as on, a flute; to make a flutelike sound.
To play, whistle, or sing with a clear, soft note, like that of a flute.
To form flutes or channels in, as in a column, a ruffle, etc.
When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison? Khalil Gibran
The only good political movement I've seen lately was Occupy Wall Street. They had no leaders, which was genius. But unfortunately it always ends up with some hippy playing a flute. John Lydon
I do not consider my self as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying. James Galway
My real fantasy if I was to drop out would be to live in a mobile home and be a hippie and drive around festivals and have millions of children - children with dreadlocks and nose rings - and play the flute. Rachel Weisz
I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini. Francis Ford Coppola