Flau"to\, n. [It.] A flute.

Flaute piccolo[It., little flute], an octave flute.

Flauto traverso[It., transverse flute], the German flute, held laterally, instead of being played, like the old fl[^u]te a bec, with a mouth piece at the end.
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