fu·​sion·​ist ˈfyü-zhə-nist How to pronounce fusionist (audio)
: a person involved in a political fusion or in musical fusion

Examples of fusionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three years ago, when relationship rumors began swirling between the Spanish fusionist Rosalia and Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate Rauw Alejandro, the two of them did their best to keep their budding romance under wraps. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 25 Mar. 2023 Who wants to be a fusionist? Rachel Lu, National Review, 1 Jan. 2023 Jazzy Nights schedule, which will kick off with June 8 with violin fusionist Damien Escobar. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 23 Mar. 2022 Subtlety is the shared idiom across WurlD’s fusionist experiments. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 16 Mar. 2022 And of course, the lineup wouldn’t be complete without songwriter/singer Tone Stith and pop-R&B fusionist Destiny Rogers who are set to deliver headlining performances on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Ebbony Pinillos, Rolling Stone, 15 Mar. 2022 For the Brooklyn fusionist, Fatigue is a spiritual passage—blending folk, gospel, soul, and experimental pop into a tonal and textural masterpiece. Jason Parham, Wired, 23 Dec. 2021 Ahmari had convened that group—the post-fusionist caucus—with his friend Matthew Schmitz, a young editor at First Things and another Catholic convert, who had grown up in Nebraska. Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker, 12 Sep. 2019 Other performers will include Latin-jazz fusionists Bossa Soul, rockin’ brass band Brio Brass, the Jazz Standards and the Selby Avenue Brass Band. Dan Emerson, Twin Cities, 7 Sep. 2019

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Word History


fusion + -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fusionist was in 1851

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“Fusionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fusionist. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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