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bark, flare, flash, growl, grumble, grunt, lash out, retort, snarl, snort.
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Correct spelling:
flute
Definition:
a groove or furrow in cloth etc especially the shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column

Synonyms:

noun
artifact
flute, transverse flute.
flute
champagne flute, flute glass, fluting, transverse flute.
groove
canal, channel, corrugation, crease, crimp, cut, cutting, dado, depression, ditch, fluting, furrow, gouge, groove, gully, gutter, hollow, incision, notch, pucker, rabbet, ravine, rut, scallop, score, scratch, slit, slot, trench, trough, valley.
musical instrument
banjo, bass, bassoon, cello, clarinet, drum, electric guitar, English Horn, fiddle, French Horn, guitar, harmonica, harp, harpsichord, horn, keyboard, oboe, organ, piano, piccolo, recorder, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, viola, violin, alto saxophone, classical guitar, electric piano, tenor saxophone, violincello.
musical instruments
accordion, baby grand, balalaika, barrel organ, bass guitar, bagpipes, air guitar.
pipe
fife, fipple flute, flageolet, musical instrument, panpipe, tube, whistle, wind instrument, woodwind, direct flute, German flute.
pleat
flounce, gather, kilt, plait, ruffle, Ruche.
verb
contact
flute.
groove
corrugate, dig, incise.
plait
fold, interweave, knit, pigtail, plat, pleach, pleat, tress, tuck, twine, weave.
whistle
blare, blast, fife, hiss, pipe, shriek, signal, skirl, sound, toot, tootle, trill, warble, wheeze, whine, whiz.
Examples of usage:
  1. His testimony is to the effect that many generations before his time, the guests at banquets were in the habit of singing, in succession, the praises of great men, to the music of the flute. – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  2. Again the flute was heard gradually dying away in the distance. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  3. The curve of her cheek was devoid of its usual dusky color, her fingers played on her under lip as if it were a little flute. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  4. On her one hand there were the dark palm- groves, their branches silhouetted against the brilliant stars: she could hear the rustling of the leaves, and there came to her ears, also, the sound of a flute, the notes rising and falling in plaintive inconsequence like babbling water in a forest at night. – Burning Sands by Arthur Weigall
  5. Now, David, sit here and play; play your flute as you did that first time when I learned who made the music that I thought must be the 'Voices, ' that time I climbed up to see. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine

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