Definition and background:
An Italian term for recorder.Also [Eng.] recorder; [Fr.] fl'te' bec or [Fr.] fl'te douce; [Ger.] Beckfl'te or [Ger.] Blockfl'te or [Ger.] Schnabelfl'te; [It.] flauto dolce or [It.] flauto diritto; [Sp.] flauta de pico.
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