[ loot-n-ist ]
/ ˈlut n ɪst /
a person who plays the lute.
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Origin of lutenist
1590–1600; <Medieval Latin lūtānista, derivative of lūtāna lute; see -ist
Words nearby lutenist
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Example sentences from the Web for lutenist
No wonder that a lutenist should have been said to spend three-quarters of his existence in tuning his instrument.Springtime and Other Essays|Francis Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for lutenist
lutanist or sometimes US and Canadian lutist (ˈluːtɪst)
/ (ˈluːtənɪst) /
a person who plays the lute
Word Origin for lutenist
C17: from Medieval Latin lūtānista, from lūtāna, apparently from Old French lut lute 1
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