Flaute

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via Middle Low German from Middle Dutch. Derived from flau, which see for more.

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Noun[edit]

Flaute f ‎(genitive Flaute, plural Flauten)

  1. calm (period free from wind)
  2. slack, slack period
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 49/2010, page 80:
      Nach dreijähriger Flaute werden in Deutschland erstmals wieder deutlich mehr Wohnungen und Häuser gebaut.
      After a slack period lasting three years, for the first time there are significantly more apartments and houses constructed again in Germany.

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