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fluted (adj) (of a round object, like a pillar) with long, narrow, parallel groves cut on the outside.
A fluted pillar is a pillar with long, parallel, narrow groves cut on its side vertically. A fluted design is one of long narrow curves on a round object.
- Most ancient structures have tall fluted columns supporting the roof, and as time goes on, the curves in the flutes gather dust, and appear dirty, unless they are cleaned periodically.
- The columns of the building were alternately fluted and plain.