fluting


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flut·ing

 (flo͞o′tĭng)
n.
1.
a. Architecture A decorative motif consisting of a series of uniform, usually vertical flutes, as those incised in the surface of a column.
b. The act of incising or making grooves.
2. The grooves formed by narrow pleats in cloth, as in a ruffle.

fluting

(ˈfluːtɪŋ)
n
1. (Architecture) a design or decoration of flutes on a column, pilaster, etc
2. grooves or furrows, as in cloth

flut•ing

(ˈflu tɪŋ)

n.
1. ornamentation with flutes, as on a column.
2. a groove, furrow, or flute, or a series of these.
[1475–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fluting - a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)fluting - a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)
groove, channel - a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
Translations

fluting

[ˈfluːtɪŋ] adj [voice] → flûté(e)

fluting

n (Archit) → Kannelierung f, → Kanneluren pl; (of border, edge)Bogenform f
References in classic literature ?
There were tender little fluting sounds here and there and everywhere, as if scores of birds were beginning to tune up for a concert.
She unchained and unbolted and unlocked and when the door was open she sprang across the step with one bound, and there she was standing on the grass, which seemed to have turned green, and with the sun pouring down on her and warm sweet wafts about her and the fluting and twittering and singing coming from every bush and tree.
Beside the lake The elves are fluting, ting, ting, ting
Most precious of all--the evenings she and her boy had sat in the yard, with the cool south breeze blowing up from the pasture, the cows looking on placidly, the frogs fluting rhythmically in the pond, the birds chirping their good-night calls, and the dip and swell of the farm land pulling at them like a haunting tune, almost too lovely to be endured.
The silver fluting of the frogs came from marshes and ponds, over fields where seeds were beginning to stir with life and thrill to the sunshine and rain that had drifted over them.
There was no complete maker's name; but the printed letters P-E-N were on the fluting between the barrels, and the rest of the name had been cut off by the saw.
Sharpe and Van Gelder (in the press) classify these flutings as of the 'Mirian' form, a type of fluting characterized by lower-body movement and multi-fingered units.
The deep, spiraled fluting allows for plenty of slurry to flow past the reamer.