FLAT

Flat

In music, flat, or bemolle, means "lower in pitch"; the flat symbol lowers a note by a half step. Intonation may be flat, sharp, or both, successively or simultaneously. More specifically, in music notation, flat means, "lower in pitch by a semitone," and has an associated symbol, which is a stylised lowercase "b" that may be found in key signatures or as an accidental, as may sharps. The Unicode character â™­ is the flat sign. Its HTML entity is ♭.

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flat

Noun

  1. An area of level ground.
  2. A note played a semitone lower than a natural, denoted by the symbol sign placed after the letter representing the note (e.g., B♭) or in front of the note symbol (e.g. ♭♪).
  3. A flat tyre/tire.
  4. A type of ladies' shoes with very low heels.
  5. A thin, broad brush used in oil and watercolor/watercolour painting.
  6. The flat part of something:
    1. The flat side of a blade, as opposed to the sharp edge.
    2. The palm of the hand, with the adjacent part of the fingers.
  7. A wide, shallow container.
  8. A subset of n-dimensional space that is congruent to a Euclidean space of lower dimension.
  9. A flat-bottomed boat, without keel, and of small draught.
  10. A straw hat, broad-brimmed and low-crowned.
  11. A railroad car without a roof, and whose body is a platform without sides; a platform car.
  12. A platform on a wheel, upon which emblematic designs etc. are carried in processions.
  13. A horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal.
  14. A dull fellow; a simpleton.
  15. A rectangular wooden structure covered with masonite, lauan or muslin that can be raised as a platform.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. An apartment.

Verb

  1. To make a flat call; to call without raising.
  2. To become flat or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface.
  3. To fall from the pitch.
  4. To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.
  5. To make flat; to flatten; to level.
  6. To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.

Adjective

  1. Having no variations in height.
  2. Deflated, especially because of a puncture.
  3. Lowered by one semitone.
  4. Of a note or voice, lower in pitch than it should be.
  5. Without variations in pitch.
  6. Of a carbonated drink, with all or most of its carbon dioxide having come out of solution so that the drink no longer fizzes or contains any bubbles.
  7. Uninteresting.
  8. Lacking acidity without being sweet.
  9. Absolute.
  10. Describing certain features, usually the breasts or buttocks, that are extremely small or not visible at all.
  11. Unable to emit power; dead.
  12. Without spin; spinless.
  13. Lacking liveliness of commercial exchange and dealings; depressed; dull.
    The market is flat.
  14. sonant; vocal, as distinguished from a sharp (non-sonant) consonant
  15. Clear; unmistakable; peremptory; absolute; positive; downright.

Adverb

  1. So as to be flat.
    Spread the tablecloth flat over the table.
  2. Bluntly.
    I asked him if he wanted to marry me and he turned me down flat.
  3. Not exceeding.
    He can run a mile in four minutes flat.
  4. Completely.
    I am flat broke this month.
  5. Directly; flatly.
  6. Without allowance for accrued interest.


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