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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.
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fluting

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

fluting

[ˈfluːtɪŋ] adj [voice] → flûté(e)
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fluting

n (Archit) → Kannelierung f, → Kanneluren pl; (of border, edge)Bogenform f
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"Or put it, my juvenile friends," said Chadband, stimulated by the sound, "that the unnatural parents of this slumbering heathen--for parents he had, my juvenile friends, beyond a doubt--after casting him forth to the wolves and the vultures, and the wild dogs and the young gazelles, and the serpents, went back to their dwellings and had their pipes, and their pots, and their flutings and their dancings, and their malt liquors, and their butcher's meat and poultry, would THAT be Terewth?"
Six caryatides, or marble women, clad in flowing robes, support the portico of the Temple of Hercules, but the porticos and colonnades of the other structures are formed of massive Doric and Ionic pillars, whose flutings and capitals are still measurably perfect, notwithstanding the centuries that have gone over them and the sieges they have suffered.
If I had not guessed this, on the way to the coffee-house, I could hardly have failed to know what was the matter when I followed him into an upstairs room, and found Miss Murdstone there, supported by a background of sideboard, on which were several inverted tumblers sustaining lemons, and two of those extraordinary boxes, all corners and flutings, for sticking knives and forks in, which, happily for mankind, are now obsolete.
There were tender little fluting sounds here and there and everywhere, as if scores of birds were beginning to tune up for a concert.
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.