flautist

[ flaw-tist, flou- ]
/ ˈflɔ tɪst, ˈflaʊ- /
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noun

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)

/ (ˈflɔːtɪst) /

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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