flutist

[floo-tist]
noun
a flute player.
Also, flautist.


Origin:
1595–1605; flute + -ist; see flautist

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]

flutist (ˈfluːtɪst)
 
n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) a variant of flautist

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flutist
c.1600, probably from Fr. flûtiste; replaced M.E. flouter (c.1400) and is preferred in U.S. The British preference is flautist (q.v.), a Continental reborrowing that returns the original diphthong.
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Example sentences
Almost all feature representations of a flutist or player of pipes.
And of course it's projecting in the hall in a way that no flutist ever could without amplification.
She is a flutist and has been a member of a concert band and jazz band, as well as a flute chamber group.
A shepherd and flutist, he was the inventor of pastoral poetry.
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