maestro

noun mae·stro \ ˈmī-(ˌ)strō \

Definition of maestro

plural maestros or maestri play \-ˌstrē\
:a master usually in an art; especially :an eminent composer, conductor, or teacher of music

Examples of maestro in a Sentence

  1. a maestro of the violin

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Origin and Etymology of maestro

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


MAESTRO Defined for English Language Learners

maestro

noun

Definition of maestro for English Language Learners

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



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