Definition of violist in English:

violist

Syllabification: vi·o·list

noun

1 /ˌvēˈōləst/ A viola player.
More example sentences
  • I'll bet he even makes viola jokes (most violists do, in self-defence).
  • Paul Hindemith was a musical polymath - composer, conductor, violist, educator, and musicologist.
  • Furthermore, the adagio presents the violist and pianist with a tour de force: fourteen minutes of slow playing at a dynamic range restricted mostly to soft.
2 /ˈvīələst/ A viol player.
More example sentences
  • Young Alfonso was accepted at court in his turn, a singer, lutenist and violist.
  • He employed five violists, two keyboard players, a consort of singers, and he had at least four organs at the time of his death in 1612.

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