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musician

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of musician

  1. 1 a person who plays a musical instrument <the violinist was a famous and exquisitely talented musician> Synonyms instrumentalist, player Related Words minstrel; artist, performer; maestro, virtuoso; accompanist, recitalist, soloist, symphonist; accordionist, bassoonist, clarinetist (or clarinettist), cornetist (or cornettist), drummer, fiddler, flautist, flutist, guitarist, harpist, hornist, keyboardist, oboist, organ-grinder, organist, percussionist, pianist, picker, piper, reedman, saxophonist, trombonist, trumpeter, violinist, violist

  2. 2 a person who writes musical compositions <that musician is known for having written music that is very difficult to perform> Synonyms melodist, composerRelated Words cocomposer; songsmith, songwriter, tunesmith; symphonist; arranger, orchestrator (also orchestrater), scorer; librettist, lyricist, lyrist





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