Definition of flautist in English:

flautist

noun

  • A flute player.

    • ‘Apart from out-of-tune instruments, late flautists was what Yvette hated the most.’
    • ‘There are plenty of male flautists and female trumpet players, and members teach each other, encouraging inclusion and participation.’
    • ‘Professional woodwind players such as flautists, clarinettists, oboists are in general more skilled in this regard than violinists, pianists and accordion players.’
    • ‘The orchestra comprised two vocalists, a violinist, a flautist, a sitar player, and a percussionist.’
    • ‘All young whistlers, flautists, fiddlers and other musicians are invited to play a few tunes in what should be an informal and uncompetitive setting.’
    • ‘The shapers can also record and change the music of other players, such as flautists, clarinettists and oboists.’
    • ‘Bands of that era also featured great pianists, bassists, trumpeters, flautists, violinists, and occasional saxophonists.’
    • ‘I was a really good rugby union player and a decent flautist - yeah, I know, a bit odd.’
    • ‘Kate, 16, was a promising musician who dreamt of becoming a professional flautist.’
    • ‘He received his early musical education from his father, a flautist and viola player, and was later taught by Attwood, Crotch, and others.’
    • ‘Mozart's First and Second Flute Concertos stem from a commission from an amateur flautist.’
    • ‘‘I am, as you know, always reluctant if I have to write for an instrument I can't stand’ was Mozart's excuse to his father for not fulfilling a lucrative commission for an amateur flautist.’
    • ‘I'm more of a flautist than a pianist, but I still love to play when I get the chance.’
    • ‘A cello player and a flautist play some unobtrusive melody near the back of the living room; hands are shaken while knowing looks are exchanged.’
    • ‘Will she say that the flautist is playing pianissimo instead of piano?’
    • ‘Not just a gifted flautist and sax player but one damn fine stilt performer, Greg can regularly be found plying his trade in the metro when he's got no other work.’
    • ‘More ambitious compositions include a male flautist and a seated harper.’
    • ‘The flautist had four different flutes, from a piccolo to a bass flute with a curly bell at the end.’
    • ‘A troupe of Chippenham flautists took their musical talents to twin town La Fleche in France.’
    • ‘He rapidly acquired a reputation as an accomplished flautist, whilst at the same time producing his first important compositions.’

Origin

Mid 19th century (superseding 17th-century flutist in British English use): from Italian flautista, from flauto flute.

Pronunciation:

flautist

/ˈflɔːtɪst/