lu·​te·​nist | \ ˈlü-tə-nist How to pronounce lutenist (audio) , ˈlüt-nist\
variants: or lutanist

Definition of lutenist

: a lute player

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The idea behind this recital from a noted countertenor and a lutenist is simple: Shakespeare’s words, set to music, interspersed with readings from the playwright, given by the actor Simon Jones. David Allen, New York Times, "6 Classical Music Concerts to See in NYC This Weekend," 5 Apr. 2018 Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society presents lutenist Ronn McFarlane. Punch Shaw, star-telegram, "Grab a pen. This fall arts calendar is jam-packed, from ‘La La’ to Ella, ‘Rent’ to Ravel," 22 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of lutenist

1600, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lutenist

Medieval Latin lutanista, from lutana lute, probably from Middle French lut lute

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