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luthier Syllabification: lu·thi·er
Pronunciation: /ˈlo͞odēər/

Definition of luthier in English:


A maker of stringed instruments such as violins or guitars.
Example sentences
  • Becoming a luthier - someone who practices the art of making stringed instruments - ‘is the most rewarding thing I've ever done,’ Anderberg said.
  • With today's emphasis on quality vintage reissues, custom shop axes from the major companies and more boutique luthiers than ever, there are tons of wonderful new guitars.
  • Snagg's database is available to law enforcement officials, dealers, repair shops, and luthiers.


Late 19th century: from French, from luth 'lute'.

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