Definitions

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

  • n. Music A maker of lutes.
  • n. Music See lutenist.

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  • n. One who plays the lute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who plays on a lute.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lute-player.

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

  • n. a musician who plays the lute

Etymologies

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lute +‎ -ist

Examples

  • I likewise can call the lutist and the singer; but the sounds that pleased me yesterday weary me to-day, and will grow yet more wearisome to - morrow.

    Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

  • And for good measure, Anzellotti threw in a 17th-century work by Froberger recounting a fatal fall by an amateur lutist acquaintance.

    Daddy never sleeps at night

  • The kid boggled, “So if I dig up a lutist, and eat a piece before a gig, I will thra-a-sh!”

    An Heroic Tale in an Enormous Tomb « A Fly in Amber

  • Ala al-Din and his wife Zubaydah, the lutist, saying, “I conjure thee by the virtue of the names and talismans and characts engraver on this jewel, rise up with us, O Couch!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Zubaydah53 the lutist, an only child who is a model of beauty and loveliness, so I married her to him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Moreover, O my son, it hath reached me that they have married thee, by way of intermediary, to the lady Zubaydah the lutist and they have imposed on thee a marriage-settlement of ten thousand dinars; wherefore I send thee also fifty thousand dinars by the slave Salím.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Despite the lutist Zubaydah being carried off by the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Presently they brought the tray of wine which friends doth conjoin and clarified draughts in flagons of gold and crystal and silver, and the host smote with a rattan-wand on the door of an inner chamber, whereupon behold, it opened and out came three damsels, high-bosomed virginity with faces like the sun at the fourth hour of the day, one a lutist, another a harpist and the third a dancer-artiste.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But Sting says the melodies and words of Elizabethan composer and lutist John Dowland (1563-1626) have been "gently haunting me" for more than two decades.

    Songs From The Labyrinth

  • He wasn't playing the same tune as the lutist — or any tune at all, it seemed to Cashel — but despite that, the instruments managed to create between them a melody that suited the sea very well.

    Lord of the Isles

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