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[loo-tee-er] /ˈlu ti ər/
a maker of stringed instruments, as violins.
Origin of luthier
1875-80; < French, equivalent to luth lute1 + -ier -ier2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • After much giving and taking they became the property of the luthier.

    The Violin George Hart
  • However, he set aside these thoughts, and introduced himself to the luthier as having some Cremona Violins for sale.

    The Violin George Hart
  • The countenance of the luthier brightened when he beheld this unexpected specimen of the Italian's wares.

    The Violin George Hart
Word Origin and History for luthier

"lute-maker," 1879, from French luthier, from luth (see lute).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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