Definition of transverse flute in English:

transverse flute

noun

  • A flute which is held horizontally when played.

    • ‘Globally, transverse flutes are less common than end-blown or duct flutes.’
    • ‘Some Indian bamboo transverse flutes have holes so far apart that they cannot be properly played by a Westerner.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The physical process of making sound with a reed is clearly not the same as it is for a transverse flute.’
    • ‘The simple wooden or reed form of the transverse flute may have also been used in addition to the more regular end blown flutes or whistles.’