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flautist

[flaw-tist, flou-] /ˈflɔ tɪst, ˈflaʊ-/
noun
1.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Italian flautista, equivalent to flaut(o) flute + -ista -ist
Can be confused
flautist, flutist.
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  • At a wedding, a flautist's languid notes lilt on the air.
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flautist

/ˈflɔːtɪst/
noun
1.
a player of the flute
Word Origin
C19: from Italian flautista, from flautoflute
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Word Origin and History for flautist
n.

1860, from Italian flautista, from flauto "flute" (from Late Latin flauta; see flute (n.)) + Greek-derived suffix -ista.

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