mae·​stro | \ ˈmī-(ˌ)strō How to pronounce maestro (audio) \
plural maestros or maestri\ ˈmī-​ˌstrē How to pronounce maestro (audio) \

Definition of maestro

: a master usually in an art especially : an eminent composer, conductor, or teacher of music

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a maestro of the violin
Recent Examples on the Web Harden also had a one-handed slam off a feed from Joe Harris (14 points on 4-for-5 shooting from 3-point range), and served as the maestro of both the starting lineup and second unit. Mike Mazzeo, Forbes, 31 May 2021 The German director Christian Petzold is a maestro of modern (or modernized) myths. J. Hoberman, The New York Review of Books, 30 May 2021 Very valuable to Denver's success, but again, Jokic is the maestro of it all. Matt Eppers, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2021 Steinberg, the maestro of so many Fenway celebrations, even chipped away on the ice on the box seat stairs with the heel of his 2013 Red Sox championship boots., 22 Mar. 2021 American painter Helen Frankenthaler began her career in the rough-and-tumble male art world that boasted the likes of Jackson Pollock, the maestro of the famous drip paintings. Carol Strickland, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Mar. 2021 At 5 feet 10 inches, with a round face, unkempt curly mane and portly build, Mr. Levine did not cut the figure of a charismatic maestro. New York Times, 17 Mar. 2021 The maestro of true crime documentaries takes an ambitious look at the death of Frank Olson, who may have been a part of a government testing program. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 1 Feb. 2021 Jordan’s performance reminded me of the maestro of skewering hypocrites, Moliere. Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of maestro

1724, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maestro

Italian, literally, master, from Latin magister — more at master

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The first known use of maestro was in 1724

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9 Jun 2021

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“Maestro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of maestro

: a man who is an expert at writing, conducting, or teaching music

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