Definition 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.
Specialized synonyms: Fife, Nose Flute, Piccolo
Generic synonyms: Wood, Woodwind, Woodwind Instrument
Derivative terms: Flautist, Flutist
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Literary usage of Transverse flute
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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"When the orchestra was remodelled by Haydn only the transverse flute was ... The advantages conferred on the transverse flute by the completion of the ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"A transverse flute is seen on I ndian sculptures of the Gandhara school showing Greek influence, and dating from the beginning of our era (6g. 3). ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"(AHK) transverse flute, THE,—or GERMAN FLUTE, as it was formerly designated in Great Britain,—may be described as a musical instrument in which a column of ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"We have M evidence of the survival of the transverse flute after the fail ... transverse flute. 1st or 2nd century AD From the Tope at ..."