Definition of Querflöte in US English:

Querflöte

(also Querflote)

noun

Music
historical
  • 1A transverse flute, blown through an opening at the side.

  • 2An organ stop that emits a sound resembling that of a flute.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Stainer (1840–1901), musicologist and composer. From German Querflöte transverse flute, organ stop emitting the sound of a flute from quer transverse + Flöte flute, recorder.

Pronunciation

Querflöte

/ˈkvɛːfləːtə/