There are 2 main definitions of flageolet in English:

Share this entry

flageolet 1

Line breaks: fla¦geo|let
Pronunciation: /ˌfladʒəˈlɛt/
/ˈfladʒəlɪt/
/ˈfla(d)ʒəleɪ/

noun

1 (also French flageolet) A very small flute-like instrument resembling a recorder but with four finger holes on top and two thumb holes below.
Example sentences
  • Diagrams relating fingering to notes have occasionally been used for such wind instruments as the recorder, flageolet, oboe, and clarinet in instrumental tutors since the 16th century.
  • After making a demo in his London flat on a stereo tape-deck, he hawked his melding of many instruments (glockenspiel, farfisa organ, flageolet etc) around record companies.
  • Dozens of patients, mostly dressed in black, marched through the streets following a draped coffin while musicians played a dirge on a flageolet and melodion.
1.1 another term for tin whistle.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French, diminutive of Old French flageol, from Provençal flaujol, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with flageolet

abet, aiguillette, anisette, Annette, Antoinette, arête, Arlette, ate, baguette, banquette, barbette, barrette, basinet, bassinet, beget, Bernadette, beset, bet, Bette, blanquette, Brett, briquette, brochette, brunette (US brunet), Burnett, cadet, caravanette, cassette, castanet, charette, cigarette (US cigaret), clarinet, Claudette, Colette, coquette, corvette, couchette, courgette, croquette, curette, curvet, Debrett, debt, dinette, diskette, duet, epaulette (US epaulet), flannelette, forget, fret, galette, gazette, Georgette, get, godet, grisette, heavyset, Jeanette, jet, kitchenette, La Fayette, landaulet, launderette, layette, lazaret, leatherette, let, Lett, lorgnette, luncheonette, lunette, Lynette, maisonette, majorette, maquette, Marie-Antoinette, marionette, Marquette, marquisette, martinet, met, minaret, minuet, moquette, motet, musette, Nanette, net, noisette, nonet, novelette, nymphet, octet, Odette, on-set, oubliette, Paulette, pet, Phuket, picquet, pillaret, pincette, pipette, piquet, pirouette, planchette, pochette, quartet, quickset, quintet, regret, ret, Rhett, roomette, rosette, roulette, satinette, septet, serviette, sestet, set, sett, sextet, silhouette, soubrette, spinet, spinneret, statuette, stet, stockinet, sublet, suffragette, Suzette, sweat, thickset, threat, Tibet, toilette, tret, underlet, upset, usherette, vedette, vet, vignette, vinaigrette, wagonette, wet, whet, winceyette, yet, Yvette

Definition of flageolet in:

Share this entry

 

There are 2 main definitions of flageolet in English:

Share this entry

flageolet 2 Line breaks: fla¦geo|let
Pronunciation: /ˈfla(d)ʒəleɪ/
/ˌfladʒəˈlɛt/

noun

A French kidney bean of a small variety used in cooking.
Example sentences
  • They are usually a mixture of cannellini, flageolet and borlotti beans.
  • I have suggested flageolet or lima beans here as they survive the canning process rather better than some.
  • Lunch is a roast leg of lamb with juicy roast vine tomatoes and a flageolet bean gratin.

Origin

Late 19th century: from French, based on Latin phaseolus 'bean'.

Definition of flageolet in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources