hornist

noun

horn·​ist ˈhȯr-nist How to pronounce hornist (audio)
: one who plays a French horn

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The payoff was sublime, as were inner-movement solos by principal clarinetist Leslie Grimm and English hornist June Matayoshi. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 20 Sep. 2022 One such was Dale Clevenger, the eminent French hornist. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 12 Jan. 2022 Axiom Brass consists of Puccini, Jr., another trumpeter Michael Hawes, French hornist Matthew Bronstein, trombonist Corey Sansolo and tuba player Kevin Harrison. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, 8 Dec. 2020 The playing was accomplished but often unbalanced: With trumpeter William Gerlach and hornist Abel Pereira leading the way, the brass was in particularly fine form, but also tended to take over the discussion, even in secondary lines. Matthew Guerrieri, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2020 Brian Brown, a French hornist who performs for the Dallas Opera and subs for the Dallas and Fort Worth symphonies, began driving for DoorDash last week. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 6 Apr. 2020 Barry Tuckwell, an Australian virtuoso of the French horn whose mastery over his fiendishly difficult instrument brought him international renown as the preeminent hornist of his era, died Jan. 16 at a hospital in Melbourne. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2020 Barry Tuckwell, an Australian virtuoso of the French horn whose mastery over his fiendishly difficult instrument brought him international renown as the preeminent hornist of his era, died Jan. 16 at a hospital in Melbourne. Emily Langer, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Jan. 2020 Principal harpist Trina Struble was a vital, sparkling presence throughout, and English hornist Robert Walters was an affecting contributor. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 6 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hornist was in 1836

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“Hornist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hornist. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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