or lu·ta·nist

[ loot-n-ist ]
/ ˈlut n ɪst /


a person who plays the lute.

Origin of lutenist

1590–1600; < Medieval Latin lūtānista, derivative of lūtāna lute; see -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples 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.

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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