flautist

[flaw-tist, flou-]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. flaubert, gustave,
  2. flaunch,
  3. flaunt,
  4. flaunty,
  5. flauta,
  6. flav-,
  7. flav.,
  8. flavescent,
  9. flavia,
  10. flavin

Origin of flautist

1855–60; < Italian flautista, equivalent to flaut(o) flute + -ista -ist

Can be confusedflautist flutist

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British Dictionary definitions for flautist

flautist

US and Canadian flutist (ˈfluːtɪst)

noun

a player of the flute

Word Origin for flautist

C19: from Italian flautista, from flauto flute

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Word Origin and History for flautist

flautist

n.

1860, from Italian flautista, from flauto "flute" (from Late Latin flauta; see flute (n.)) + Greek-derived suffix -ista.

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