noun gam·bist \ˈgambə̇st, ˈgäm-, ˈgaam-, ˈgȧm-\

Definition of gambist



  1. :  a performer on the viola da gamba

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Origin and Etymology of gambist

gamba + -ist

First Known Use: 1789

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capable of being understood in two ways

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