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

  • n. One who plays the flute.

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 performer on the flute; a flautist.
  • n. To move with quick vibrations or undulations
  • n. To move about briskly, irregularly, or with great bustle and show, without much result.
  • n. To be in agitation; to move irregularly; to flucttuate; to be uncertainty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A performer on the flute; a flute-player.

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

  • n. someone who plays the flute


flute +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)



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  • If a player of the lute is a lutenist and a maker of lutes a luthier, why oh why can't us flute players be flutenists and the makers of our instruments fluthiers?

    April 1, 2008

  • And also fluter, like Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary: "I saw...a picture of a fluter playing on his flute." (!)

    September 29, 2007

  • Also known as a flautist or floutist.

    April 27, 2007