follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

flautist

[flaw-tist, flou-] /ˈflɔ tɪst, ˈflaʊ-/
noun
1.
Origin of flautist
1855-1860
1855-60; < Italian flautista, equivalent to flaut(o) flute + -ista -ist
Can be confused
flautist, flutist.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for flautist
Historical Examples
  • Meanwhile, the flautist was turning over his flute and glancing from it to the beautiful instrument Dick held.

    The Queen's Scarlet George Manville Fenn
  • Jim rocked through the crowd, in his tall hat, looking for the flautist.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • The flautist sulkily lowered his flute, while the theme was now played as a trio with admirable effect.

    The Queen's Scarlet George Manville Fenn
  • It pleased the young men musically-inclined and bohemian by profession to patronise the flautist, whom they declared marvellous.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • The second movement, "Summer Idyl," is delicious, particularly in the chances it gives the flautist.

  • James Paisible, flautist and composer, who set this charming song to music, was born about 1656.

  • And so he is my nocturnal owl, my flautist of the bower, my Orpheus of the mountains.

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • He might have been a flautist, and he played with a catching lilt, a luxurious abandon that was an incarnation of Nature.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
British Dictionary definitions for flautist

flautist

/ˈflɔːtɪst/
noun
1.
a player of the flute
Word Origin
C19: from Italian flautista, from flautoflute
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for flautist

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for flautist

11
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for flautist