Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who plays the flute; a flutist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who plays the flute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A player on the flute; a flutist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flutist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who plays the flute

Etymologies

Italian flautista, from flauto, flute, from Old Provençal flaüt; see flute.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French flaute +‎ -ist. (Wiktionary)

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  • *hands broken trebuchet back to chained*

    Here. It's always toughest the first time you wield one.

    May 14, 2010

  • No problem. *tries to wield trebuchet*

    *fails*

    May 4, 2010

  • C_B, you could be your own awe-inspiring, trebuchet-wielding mob. Just... please... whatever you do... don't set the pianos on fire.

    May 4, 2010

  • ... I want to be in a trebuchet-wielding mob.

    May 4, 2010

  • With the a as in smackdown, not as in awe-inspiring. The same way he pronounced piano, his two of which he always doughtily defended from torch-and-trebuchet-wielding mobs.

    May 4, 2010

  • Milos, how did your piano teacher pronounce "pianist"?

    May 4, 2010

  • I like your piano teacher.

    April 30, 2010

  • My piano teacher, who was also a flute teacher, would say, "I am not a flautist. I do not play the flaut."

    April 30, 2010

  • So you think maybe you'll be a doggerelist,
    Just to pass the time till you make your next list,
    The Wordies gather 'round and they start to talk
    "It's nice, pterodactyl, but you're no sionnach."

    April 21, 2008

  • HAHAHAHA! Top drawer, sionnach. HAHAHA!

    April 21, 2008


  • So you think maybe you'll be a strumpet,
    Just to pay for your lessons, you're learning the trumpet,
    It's true that the gents like their bit o' crumpet,
    But that don't make your idea any less dumb, pet.


    "Tart Tartare", by Foxydoggerel.

    April 21, 2008

  • So you think maybe you'll be a prostitute,
    Just to pay for your lessons, you're learning the flute,
    The ladies won't pay you very much for this,
    Looks like you'll never be a concert flautist.


    -- "Inner City Pressure", by Flight of the Conchords

    April 21, 2008

  • So what exactly is it that you do to floors?

    April 21, 2008

  • One who has it and flauts it.

    April 1, 2008

  • Also known as a flutist or floutist.

    April 27, 2007