flute - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/fluːt/
singularflute
pluralflutes
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    a musical instrument that you hold sideways to your mouth and play by blowing over a hole at one end as you press its keys. A flute is a woodwind instrument. Someone who plays the flute is called a flautist in British English and a flutist in American English.