concertmaster

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noun con·cert·mas·ter \ˈkän(t)-sərt-ˌmas-tər\
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concertmeister

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Definition of concertmaster

  1. :  the leader of the first violins of an orchestra and by custom usually the assistant to the conductor

Origin and Etymology of concertmaster

German Konzertmeister, from Konzert concert + Meister master


First Known Use: 1873


CONCERTMASTER Defined for English Language Learners

concertmaster

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noun con·cert·mas·ter \ˈkän(t)-sərt-ˌmas-tər\

Definition of concertmaster for English Language Learners

  • : a musician who is the leading violin player and the assistant conductor of an orchestra

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