violist

1 [vahy-uh-list]
noun
a person who plays the viol.

Origin:
1660–70; viol + -ist

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violist

2 [vee-oh-list]
noun
a person who plays the viola.

Origin:
viol(a)1 + -ist

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violist1 (vɪˈəʊlɪst)
 
n
(US) a person who plays the viola

violist2 (ˈvaɪəlɪst)
 
n
a person who plays the viol

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The answer: ask the bad violist, since the other two are figments of the imagination.
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