multi-instrumentalist

noun

mul·​ti-in·​stru·​men·​tal·​ist ˌməl-tē-ˌin(t)-strə-ˈmen-tə-list How to pronounce multi-instrumentalist (audio)
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: a musician who plays two or more instruments

Examples of multi-instrumentalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To achieve Ramona’s lush, orchestral sound, Wilson and Cummings enlisted harpist Mary Lattimore, as well as arranger and multi-instrumentalist Drew Erickson, who has played with Weyes Blood, Mitski, and Lana Del Rey. Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 5 Apr. 2024 Jazz legend Branford Marsalis, multi-instrumentalist Mark Dover and drummer Chad Wright are guest artists on the album, which is available for streaming or purchase on most major music platforms. Randy McMullen, The Mercury News, 3 Apr. 2024 Casey Benjamin, the talented multi-instrumentalist who worked closely with Robert Gasper and on records by Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Nas, John Legend, and many more, has died. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 1 Apr. 2024 Burns happens to be a multi-instrumentalist who plays the piano, standup bass, saxophone and tuba. Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 1 Apr. 2024 But that’s what makes the band of songwriters, lead singers, and multi-instrumentalists such a breath of fresh air. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 25 Mar. 2024 Drummer Joe Plummer and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Schwartz became full-time members with Willett and Maust around 2014. Peter Larsen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Mar. 2024 For Canty, a multi-instrumentalist who plays drums in this band, the process is a welcome challenge. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2024 After the 1985 release of This Is the Sea, Wallinger went on to explore his talents as a multi-instrumentalist by launching the one-man, pop-rock effort World Party. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multi-instrumentalist was in 1969

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“Multi-instrumentalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multi-instrumentalist. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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