What does the word fluting mean?

Usage examples for fluting

  1. Singing he was, or fluting, all the day; He was as fresh as is the month of May. – Chaucer and His England by G. G. Coulton
  2. Thus sometimes a stranger sees a marble figure standing outside a tomb where some story of love and youth ended: some stranger in a far land,- walking some afternoon in those quieter grounds where all human stories end; an autumn bird in the bare branches fluting of its mortality and his heart singing with the bird of one lost to him- lost to him in his own country. – Bride of the Mistletoe by James Lane Allen
  3. " Parched corn in my pocket- lambs," came fluting back to me from the shadows. – The Golden Bird by Maria Thompson Daviess