Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In organ-building, a flute-stop having pipes closed with a stopper perforated by a hole. It is made in several pitches.

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Examples

  • He looked straight ahead — and then, as music rose from the reed-flute player and the drummer seated next to him, he began to rotate exactly in place, faster and faster.

    The Ottoman Mystique

  • He looked straight ahead — and then, as music rose from the reed-flute player and the drummer seated next to him, he began to rotate exactly in place, faster and faster.

    The Ottoman Mystique

  • What a marvel is such a city! it is a strange thing that this grandioseness and this burlesque should be amicable neighbors, that all this majesty should not be thrown into disorder by all this parody, and that the same mouth can today blow into the trump of the Judgment Day, and tomorrow into the reed-flute!

    Les Miserables

  • Some ambitious old fake with his eye on the coveted post takes a reed-flute (the only instrument except the tom-tom known to the people) and (according to his own story) goes off down the river at dead of night, alone, for many miles, where he seats himself on a sand-bar and plays till the anacondas come out of the water and dance round him.

    Head Hunters of the Amazon: Seven Years of Exploration and Adventure

  • Joy, joy twittered in the reed-flute of Sebastiano, and the boys were joys made manifest.

    The Call of the Blood

  • The reed-flute of the shepherd boy twittered, as perhaps, long ago, on the great mountain that looked down in the night above the village, a similar flute twittered from the woods to Empedocles climbing upward for the last time towards the plume of smoke that floated from the volcano.

    The Call of the Blood

  • To Hermione the thin sound of the reed-flute always had suggested Arcady.

    The Call of the Blood

  • What a marvel is such a city! it is a strange thing that this grandioseness and this burlesque should be amicable neighbors, that all this majesty should not be thrown into disorder by all this parody, and that the same mouth can to-day blow into the trump of the Judgment Day, and to-morrow into the reed-flute!

    Les Miserables, Volume III, Marius

  • Singer and general motivator Sista Karine carries all with her exuberance, whilst cowled sonic-shaper Suprem Clem hunches over his equipment, at his most extrovert when soloing on an actual keyboard, emulating wild reed-flute cacophonies.

    The Stirrer

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