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

Examples of hornist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Presented by the Dallas Chamber Music Society, the group is made up of 30-somethings — flutist Garrett Hudson, oboist Emily Tsai, clarinetist Elias Rodriguez, hornist Anni Hochhalter and bassoonist Kara LaMoure — several of whom have ties to the Dallas area. Dallas News, 8 Feb. 2022 Also of note are the orchestra’s harpist Sophie Graf Camden and hornist Andrew Young. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Feb. 2023 In 1948, Fried began a three-year stint as the English hornist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Chris Koseluk, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Feb. 2023 Flutist David Buck, oboist Erin Hannigan, clarinetist Gregory Raden, bassoonist Ted Soluri, hornist David Heyde and pianist Gabriel Sánchez elegantly shaped lyrical lines, with the winds showcasing their creamy tones. Dallas News, 1 Mar. 2022 Solo contributions from trumpeter L. Russell Campbell, English hornist David Matthews and cellist Theodore Harvey were assured and skillfully shaped. Dallas News, 21 Jan. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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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 23 May. 2024.

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