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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Examples of maestro in a Sentence

a maestro of the violin
Recent Examples on the Web Despite not playing in a tournament since Wimbledon last July, the 40-year-old Swiss maestro earned more money in the last 12 months off the field – $90 million – than any other athlete in the world. Matt Craig, Forbes, 12 June 2022 The feed of Charlie Puth, a 30-year-old maestro of radio-ready cheesiness, feels a bit like postmodern performance art. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 15 June 2022 He was recruited by Roone Arledge, a hard-driving maestro of broadcast television who tasked him with handling daily operations inside the news division. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, 13 May 2022 The Russian maestro Valery Gergiev, who has long been close to Mr. Putin, was fired as chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic and saw his international engagements dry up. New York Times, 5 Mar. 2022 Kirill Petrenko, conductor, The Berliner Philharmonic’s Russian-Austrian maestro didn’t mince words in his criticism of the Russian attack. Anne Quito, Quartz, 2 Mar. 2022 Beyond the Movies: The 90-year-old Hollywood maestro will soon step away from film to focus on another passion: writing concert works. New York Times, 8 Feb. 2022 That’s right — the Harry Potter alum has been tapped to portray the accordian-playing and multi-Grammy-winning maestro of musical parody in an upcoming Roku Channel biopic co-produced by Funny or Die and Tango. Josh Weiss, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 His purity of voice and ability to coax a wide range of emotion from his throat is what set Mr. Fakhri apart, said Syrian maestro Abdel Halim Hariri, head of Aleppo’s Music Syndicate and director of the Sabah Fakhri Institute for singing and music. Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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3 Jul 2022

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“Maestro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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