Definition of flautist in English:

flautist

noun

  • A flutist.

    • ‘Is it easy to be one of the best six among 50 flautists in the competition?’
    • ‘A flute just always sounds flutey, no matter how exquisitely it is phrased, or how cleverly the flautist manages the dynamics.’
    • ‘Tom divulges, ‘He's a flautist and the show is essentially him playing his flutes and talking about them.’’
    • ‘His sensuous music is so full of charm and nostalgic poignancy that I feel it deserves to be heard by a wider musical community than just by flautists.’
    • ‘I admired them all a great deal, but would perhaps have picked the flautist on points myself.’
    • ‘Quasi-classical themes are played without complacency, and the flautist tosses in musical genres of all types, though still managing to stay true to the mood of the songs.’
    • ‘The group has a wide repertoire and is led by Carol Green, a music teacher, choir trainer and flautist.’
    • ‘For this, the three brilliant flautists will use bass flute or piccolo and also bamboo flute from Vietnam or ebony flute.’
    • ‘Born in 1847, Andersen is considered one of the finest flutists of the late 19th century with his 188 études practically the core of every flautist's repertoire.’
    • ‘He was himself the son of a first flautist in the local orchestra of Marseilles.’
    • ‘Oh, the percussionist also played a whistle (you know, like a ref's whistle) and in the final movement the pianist and flautist played plastic wood blocks.’
    • ‘At the same time, the piano on stage remains static, but a flautist - say - can move around!’
    • ‘You know, having sufficient numbers of flautists around sort of satisfies a kind of dream of mine to form an entirely new generation all performing various music.’
    • ‘I hope the brilliant tuba player, who tragically left us far too soon and the talented flautist, who shared the same lens on music and language, are organising many celestial, music festivals!’
    • ‘Yet here in the concert hall, though it was well enough played, that famous ‘tingle factor’ just wasn't quite there; this despite some ravishing playing from the principal flautist.’
    • ‘I am a professional flautist and I have a friend who I like very much.’
    • ‘The flautist in the second movement is also darker, more with an almost reedy quality to the playing.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

flautist

/ˈflôdəst//ˈfloudəst/