Mr. Fabian flatted his nose against the window pane and suddenly discovered the picture that Gottlieb had so much admired.
"She is a bride," explained Mavity Bence in a flatted, toneless voice.
Dickens's sentiment seldom rings perfectly true; too often it is sharped to flippancy, or flatted to mawkishness.
For she said: "You sing it beautifully," although he had flatted at least three times.
Do not say: "F and C are sharped," "ti is sharped," "B is flatted," "fa is flatted."
A wall may be simply tinted either with "distemper" colour, or oil colour "flatted."
Oil colour when flatted makes a nice wall, whether "stippled" or plain, and is both durable and washable.
It raised its hideous, flatted head for a moment, then lowered it, and lay there regarding them with its deadly eye.
The description of glass known as flatted crown is well suited for positives, but before using it requires careful cleaning.
It was the deepest disgrace we ever knew if we had sharped or flatted when we got back to the starting point.
early 14c., from Old Norse flatr, from Proto-Germanic *flataz (cf. Old Saxon flat "flat, shallow,: Old High German flaz "flat, level," Old English flet, Old High German flezzi "floor"), perhaps from PIE *plat- "to spread" (cf. Greek platys "broad, flat;" see plaice (n.)).
Sense of "prosaic, dull" is from 1570s; used of drink from c.1600; of musical notes from 1590s, because the tone is "lowered." Flat-out (adv.) "openly, directly" is from 1932; earlier it was a noun meaning "total failure" (1870, U.S. colloquial).
1801, from Scottish flat "floor or story of a house," from Old English flet "a dwelling, floor, ground," from the same source as flat (adj.).