a lute player; lutenist.
a maker of lutes.

Origin of lutist

First recorded in 1620–30; lute1 + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lutist

Historical Examples of lutist

  • In the chapel at Mainz, in the year 1783 to 1784, there were the clever cellist and lutist, Joh.

    The Violoncello and Its History

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski

British Dictionary definitions for lutist



US and Canadian another word for lutenist
a person who makes lutes
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