Definition of transverse flute in English:

transverse flute

Syllabification: trans·verse flute

noun

  • A flute that is held horizontally when played, e.g., the modern flute as opposed to the recorder.
    More example sentences
    • Globally, transverse flutes are less common than end-blown or duct flutes.
    • The Concerto in D for Traverso (a transverse flute) and the Suite in A Minor for Recorder, Strings, and Basso Continuo are among Telemann's most famous works.
    • Some Indian bamboo transverse flutes have holes so far apart that they cannot be properly played by a Westerner.

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