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Fluty

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Fluty Soft and clear in tone, like a flute.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fluty Soft and clear in tone, like a flute.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Fluty in tone like a flute
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. fleüte; ety. dub.

Usage

In literature:

Troy whistled a double note in a soft, fluty tone.
"Far from the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy
Eustacia's voice had sounded somewhat more juvenile and fluty than Charley's.
"Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
This enormous creature had, like some other giants, a treble, fluty voice of little power.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
Was her voice a deep, rich, magnificent bass; or was it soft, fluty, and mild?
"Roundabout Papers" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The hungry look which you observe upon His Flutiness is, as I have explained, due to melancholy.
"First Plays" by A. A. Milne
Returning, thus laden, from his first excursion, he was accosted by a fluty voice.
"A Terrible Temptation" by Charles Reade
No sound but the monotonous, unemotional clock, and the woodpecker's fluty laugh from the orchard.
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
Eustacia's voice had sounded somewhat more juvenile and fluty than Charley's.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
The best number of the suite is surely the "Rusignuolo," an exceedingly fluty bird-song.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Hearing that small, fluty voice Nora sighed with relief.
"The Girl Scouts at Rocky Ledge" by Lilian Garis
This enormous creature had, like some other giants, a treble, fluty voice of little power.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
One of Edith's boots creaked exactly an octave below the pitch of the preacher's fluty voice.
"Dodo Wonders" by E. F. Benson
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In poetry:

And Willie 'gan sing—(Oh, his notes were fluty;
Wafts fluttered them out to the white-winged sea)—
Something made up of rhymes that have done much duty,
Rhymes (better to put it) of "ancientry":
"Lovers And A Reflection" by Charles Stuart Calverley

In news:

They lost to the Patriots and Drew Bledsoe in the first game of the season, and then bowed the following week to Doug Flutie and the Bills.
Dove Drafts Doug Flutie and John Elway.
For the 2012 NCAA Football season quarterbacks John Elway and Doug Flutie are joining the next Dove Men+Care "Journey to Comfort" campaign.
The Elway and Flutie "Journey to Comfort" video series showcase how they understand the importance of caring for themselves and others.
Henny Ray Abrams / the associated press Johnny Manziel grew up hoping to become the next Doug Flutie.
US Customs and Border Protection has named L. Dave Fluty as port director for the Houston/ Galveston area.
Fluty previously served as the deputy assistant commissioner for CBP's Office of Training and Development.
For the most part, that's the way Doug Flutie looks at it.
The decision facing the 49ers, who have yet to name a starter for Week 13, bears loose resemblance to the decision Buffalo faced in replacing Doug Flutie for the playoffs following the 1999 season.
He idolizes the football talents of Michael Vick, John Elway, and Doug Flutie: men with whom he shares a certain football style.
Unhurried Flutie runs down win.
Football legend Doug Flutie talks Bears, birthdays and beautiful skin.
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