Definition of lutenist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlo͞otnəst/
(also lutanist)


A lute player.
Example sentences
  • One of the most famous composers and lutenists of his day, Dowland also represented the Elizabethan artistic temperament.
  • They were technically inept in the skills of composition, though some were fine singers and lutenists.
  • Young Alfonso was accepted at court in his turn, a singer, lutenist and violist.


Early 17th century: from medieval Latin lutanista, from lutana 'lute'.

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Syllabification: lu·te·nist

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