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flutist

[floo-tist] /ˈflu tɪst/
noun
1.
a flute player.
Also, flautist.
Origin of flutist
1595-1605
1595-1605; flute + -ist; see flautist
Can be confused
flautist, flutist.
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  • Not only did Palin show off her skills as a flutist as well, but she was awarded the title of Miss Congeniality.

British Dictionary definitions for flutist

flautist

/ˈflɔːtɪst/
noun
1.
a player of the flute
Word Origin
C19: from Italian flautista, from flautoflute

flutist

/ˈfluːtɪst/
noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) a variant of flautist
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Word Origin and History for flutist
n.

c.1600, probably from French flûtiste; replaced Middle English flouter (early 13c., from Old French flauteor) 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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