- From Old French flaute + -ist. (Wiktionary)
- Italian flautista, from flauto, flute, from Old Provençal flaüt; see flute. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On that tour, Kerr, a flautist, is also believed to have acquired three pieces found in the same folder as the concerto.”
“Georgie, just back from sexually harassing the German PM and a flautist, is the only man on earth who could then say – look I’m not a racist I have a Black friend.”
“It wasn't all that odd to see a costumed musician walking the Faire, but a flautist was a rarity, and the morose melodies he chose were definitely out of keeping with the "merrye spirit of Olde England" that everyone else was projecting.”
“Saying this, he drew out the little mahogany case which held his flute, and coolly took the pieces and fitted them together, before crossing his legs upon the rough seat and beginning to blow, keeping up a series of the most doleful old Scotch and Irish laments, while the oxen plodded on and the police rode by the wagon side, listening and looking in vain for any sign tending to point out the fact that the flautist was a dishonest dealer in the coveted crystals which were so hard to get, but all the same keeping a keen look-out for danger in the shape of advancing Boers.”
“We have musicians here who play for people who've just come out of surgery - a flautist goes up and plays for them and these patients, who are in tremendous pain, at the end of the playing, they are almost pain-free.”
“For his own phone, Mr. Oosting favors a tune performed by flautist Andrea Griminelli with the London Symphony Orchestra, because "it is elegant and when it rings, it doesn't seem to disturb others.”
“Soaring Eagle: Frederick the Great was also a flautist and composer.”
“Boehm was born in Munich, Bavaria (now Germany) and was a flautist in the Royal Bavarian Orchestra.”
“Mr. Speed, who will present Skirl's most recent artists—flautist Leah Paul and tenor saxophonist Travis Laplant—at Wednesday's showcase, contends there is no other option.”
“I started taking lessons on bass guitar at 59-years-old, and two years later I am able to hold my own with an experienced flautist and pianist, with whom I jam once a week.”
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All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
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