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violist

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[ vahy-uh-list ]
/ ˈvaɪ ə lɪst /
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noun
a person who plays the viol.
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Origin of violist

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First recorded in 1660–70; viol + -ist

Other definitions for violist (2 of 2)

violist2
[ vee-oh-list ]
/ viˈoʊ lɪst /

noun
a person who plays the viola.

Origin of violist

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How to use violist in a sentence

  • At a later period he occupied for several years the post of violist in the orchestra.

  • The first of them has the title, The Division-violist, or the Introduction to the playing upon a ground.

    The Violoncello and Its History|Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • The author, bent upon going to the root of his subject, begins with the Creation, and speaks of Adam as a Violist.

    The Violin|George Hart

British Dictionary definitions for violist (1 of 2)

violist1
/ (vɪˈəʊlɪst) /

noun
US a person who plays the viola

British Dictionary definitions for violist (2 of 2)

violist2
/ (ˈvaɪəlɪst) /

noun
a person who plays the viol
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