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

  • n. Variant of lutenist.

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  • n. One who plays the lute, a lutist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person that plays on the lute.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who plays on a lute.

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

  • n. a musician who plays the lute


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  • I likewise can call the lutanist 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 Abissinia

  • On the evening before the course, Michel and I attended a concert of world-famous lutanist Hopkinson Smith.

    When Animals Speak

  • One day, being in the house of one of his intimates, he saw painted on the wall the figure of a lutanist, a beautiful damsel, beholder never beheld a fairer or a more pleasant.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He raised the coverlet and drawing near her, considered her straitly, and behold, it was the lutanist whom he desired and of whom he was come in quest.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • This is the lutanist of the Caliph Al – Mutawakkil and his pet concubine.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • During the tribute, lutanist Frederic Hand and guitarists William Kanengiser, David Leisner, David Tanenbaum, Scott Tennant and Benjamin Verdery will be featured in an eclectic range of works, each of which is meaningful to the musician and identified with Bream.

    In Tribute to a Virtuoso

  • His interest in the composer grew even more intense when he was introduced to Edin Karamazov, a lutanist from Bosnia.

    Sting's 'Labyrinth': 16th Century Pop Music

  • Lend true repentant tears … BLAIR: This is singer Ellen Hargis with lutanist Paul O'Dette.

    Sting's 'Labyrinth': 16th Century Pop Music

  • The power of her smiling un-mothermind was irresistible, strumming his memories like an expert lutanist.

    The Golden Torc

  • When they asked him who he was, he answered, a lutanist, nor did the trial belie his profession.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX


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  • Love called, and I could not linger,

    But sought the forbidden tryst,

    As music follows the finger

    Of the dreaming lutanist.

    - James Lowell, 'Telepathy'.

    September 14, 2009