violist

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[vahy-uh-list]

Origin of violist

1
First recorded in 1660–70; viol + -ist

violist

2
[vee-oh-list]
noun
  1. a person who plays the viola.

Origin of violist

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Examples from the Web for violist

Historical Examples of violist

  • 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

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


British Dictionary definitions for violist

violist

1
noun
  1. US a person who plays the viola

violist

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noun
  1. a person who plays the viol
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