transverse flute

Definitions of transverse flute
  1. noun
    a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
    synonyms: flute
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    types:
    fife
    a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band
    nose flute
    a flute that is played by blowing through the nostrils (used in some Asian countries)
    piccolo
    a small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute
    type of:
    wood, woodwind, woodwind instrument
    any wind instrument other than the brass instruments
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