|—n , pl -los|
|See flute a woodwind instrument, the smallest member of the flute family, lying an octave above that of the flute|
|[C19: from Italian: small; compare English |
A small, high-pitched flute.
(Italian: "small flute"), highest pitched woodwind instrument of orchestras and military bands. It is a small transverse (horizontally played) flute of conical or cylindrical bore, fitted with Boehm-system keywork and pitched an octave higher than the ordinary concert flute.
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