flut·​ist ˈflü-tist How to pronounce flutist (audio)
: one who plays a flute

Examples of flutist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lineup includes bassoonist Joy Guidry, cellist Peter Ko, pianists Jonny Stallings Cardenas and Boris Acosta Jaramillo, tuba player Jonathan Piper and alto saxophonist and flutist Lyra Montoya. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2024 In November, top flutist Holly Hofmann marked the first anniversary of her free weekly Sunday afternoon jazz concerts and jam sessions at Tio Leo’s in Bay Park. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Dec. 2023 As a writer, artist and flutist, Johnna shares his passion for being creative. Ana Calderone, Peoplemag, 7 Dec. 2023 These troubles mostly landed on the shoulders of flutist Liliko Maeda, the featured soloist in Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Feb. 2023 Buckley has another ace in his violin: his wife, flutist Beth Ross Buckley, Camarada’s co-founder and co-artistic director. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 The water theme culminates in the Water World concert, to be opened by Howard Kennedy, a Hopi flutist and elder. The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Aug. 2023 The first-chair BSO instrumentalists heard here — violinist Joseph Silverstein, cellist Jules Eskin, flutist Doriot Anthony Dwyer, and oboist Ralph Gomberg among them — are pillars of the orchestra’s history. David Weininger, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Dec. 2022 The veteran flutist, singer, songwriter and guitarist is also pleased Jethro Tull counts a number of high-profile musicians among its fans. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flutist was in 1603

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“Flutist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flutist. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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flut·​ist ˈflüt-əst How to pronounce flutist (audio)
: a flute player
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