Origin of flautist
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Examples from the Web for flautist
And so he is my nocturnal owl, my flautist of the bower, my Orpheus of the mountains.Doom Castle
Jim rocked through the crowd, in his tall hat, looking for the flautist.Aaron's Rod
D. H. Lawrence
Meanwhile, the flautist was turning over his flute and glancing from it to the beautiful instrument Dick held.
The flautist sulkily lowered his flute, while the theme was now played as a trio with admirable effect.
The second movement, "Summer Idyl," is delicious, particularly in the chances it gives the flautist.Contemporary American Composers
US and Canadian flutist (ˈfluːtɪst)
- a player of the flute
C19: from Italian flautista, from flauto flute
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Word Origin and History for flautist
1860, from Italian flautista, from flauto "flute" (from Late Latin flauta; see flute (n.)) + Greek-derived suffix -ista.
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