flautist

[flaw-tist, flou-]
noun

Origin:
1855–60; < Italian flautista, equivalent to flaut(o) flute + -ista -ist

flautist, flutist.
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flautist or (US and Canadian) flutist (ˈflɔːtɪst, ˈfluːtɪst)
 
n
a player of the flute
 
[C19: from Italian flautista, from flautoflute]
 
flutist or (US and Canadian) flutist
 
n
 
[C19: from Italian flautista, from flautoflute]

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flautist
1860, from It. flautista, from flauto "flute" (from L. flauta, see flute) + Gk.-derived suffix -ista.
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Example sentences
At a wedding, a flautist's languid notes lilt on the air.
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