Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In music, fine; clear and mellow; flute-like: as, fluted notes.
  • Grooved; furrowed; ornamented or characterized by a series of flutes: as, a fluted column; a fluted ruffle.
  • Specifically— In entomology, having parallel grooves or depressions running in a longitudinal direction.
  • In armor, ornamented with ridges, corrugations, and the like, which in some cases added also to the utility of the piece as giving greater strength. Suits of armor of the sixteenth century, both Italian and German, are often richly fluted. See cut in next column.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Thin; fine; clear and mellow; flutelike.
  • adjective Decorated with flutes; channeled; grooved

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having flutes or grooves, either for decoration or to trim weight.
  • adjective Ireland, slang Drunk; intoxicated.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of flute.

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Examples

  • Devised a plan to "serve words" at the next book fair: could hand out non-alcoholic French verbs and sparkling adjectives in fluted glasses ...

    péquenaud - French Word-A-Day

  • He insisted we get shots of Goldschlager (and, man, am I glad the Liqueur With A Gimmick craze has passed), and, when our drinks came in fluted shot glasses with GOLDSCHLAGER written on them in gold leaf, we were captivated.

    Good Night, Mr. Rogers

  • He insisted we get shots of Goldschlager (and, man, am I glad the Liqueur With A Gimmick craze has passed), and, when our drinks came in fluted shot glasses with GOLDSCHLAGER written on them in gold leaf, we were captivated.

    $1.45 A Pound

  • This was the season of birdsong, and their calls fluted through the shadows from every direction.

    Owlflight

  • The conduit used here now is a kind of fluted plastic, hard to pass anything through it.

    Electrical Service

  • The conduit used here now is a kind of fluted plastic, hard to pass anything through it.

    Electrical Service

  • The conduit used here now is a kind of fluted plastic, hard to pass anything through it.

    Electrical Service

  • The conduit used here now is a kind of fluted plastic, hard to pass anything through it.

    Electrical Service

  • The conduit used here now is a kind of fluted plastic, hard to pass anything through it.

    Electrical Service

  • The conduit used here now is a kind of fluted plastic, hard to pass anything through it.

    Electrical Service

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