Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who plays the flute; a flutist.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A flutist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A player on the flute; a flutist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who plays the flute.

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

  • noun someone who plays the flute

Etymologies

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

[Italian flautista, from flauto, flute, from Old Provençal flaüt; see flute.]

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From Old French flaute +‎ -ist.

Examples

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  • Also known as a flutist or floutist.

    April 27, 2007

  • One who has it and flauts it.

    April 1, 2008

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

    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 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

  • HAHAHAHA! Top drawer, sionnach. HAHAHA!

    April 21, 2008

  • 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

  • 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

  • I like your piano teacher.

    April 30, 2010

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

    May 4, 2010