One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A flute that is held horizontally when played, e.g., the modern flute as opposed to the recorder.
- ‘Globally, transverse flutes are less common than end-blown or duct flutes.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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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