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violist1

[vahy-uh-list] /ˈvaɪ ə lɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays the viol.
Origin of violist1
1660-1670
1660-70; viol + -ist

violist2

[vee-oh-list] /viˈoʊ lɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays the viola.
Origin
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  • At a later period he occupied for several years the post of violist in the orchestra.

  • The author, bent upon going to the root of his subject, begins with the Creation, and speaks of Adam as a violist.

    The Violin George Hart
British Dictionary definitions for violist

violist1

/vɪˈəʊlɪst/
noun
1.
(US) a person who plays the viola

violist2

/ˈvaɪəlɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays the viol
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