band·​lead·​er ˈband-ˌlē-dər How to pronounce bandleader (audio)
: the conductor of a band (such as a dance band)

Examples of bandleader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the jazz musicians with whom Mr. Sanborn recorded were the guitarists George Benson, Mike Stern and John Scofield, the bassist Ron Carter, and the arrangers and bandleaders Gil Evans and Bob James. Alex Williams, New York Times, 14 May 2024 Albini died of a heart attack at the age of 61 on May 7, leaving behind a handful of intense and purposeful albums as a bandleader and thousands of remarkably diverse projects as a producer and engineer. Al Shipley, SPIN, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for bandleader 

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bandleader was in 1869

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“Bandleader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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