Flute vs Chaunter - What's the difference?
As a verb flute
As an adjective flute
is reedy (of a voice).
As a noun chaunter is
(uk|slang|obsolete) a street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
From (etyl) flaute, from (etyl) flaut, ultimately from three possibilities:
* Blend of Provencal
* From Latin
(musical instruments) A woodwind instrument consisting of a metal, wood or bamboo tube with a row of circular holes and played by blowing across a hole in the side of one end or through a narrow channel at one end against a sharp edge, while covering none, some or all of the holes with the fingers to vary the note played.
* Alexander Pope
A glass with a long, narrow bowl and a long stem, used for drinking wine, especially champagne.
a lengthwise groove, such as one of the lengthwise grooves on a can escape
(architecture, firearms) A semicylindrical vertical groove, as in a pillar, in plaited cloth, or in a rifle barrel to cut down the weight.
A long French bread roll.
- The breathing flute's soft notes are heard around.
An organ stop with a flute-like sound.
* pan flute
* skin flute
To play on a .
To make a flutelike sound.
To utter with a flutelike sound.
To form flutes or channels in (as in a column, a ruffle, etc.); to cut a semicylindrical vertical groove in (as in a pillar, etc.).
Compare (etyl) ?, (etyl) fluit.
A kind of flyboat; a storeship.
(UK, slang, obsolete) A street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
(colloquial) A deceitful, tricky dealer or horse jockey.
The chanter or flute of a bagpipe.
- He was a horse chaunter ; he's a leg now.