musician

noun
mu·​si·​cian | \ myü-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce musician (audio) \

Definition of musician

: a composer, conductor, or performer of music especially : instrumentalist

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Other Words from musician

musicianly \ myü-​ˈzi-​shən-​lē How to pronounce musicianly (audio) \ adjective
musicianship \ myü-​ˈzi-​shən-​ˌship How to pronounce musicianship (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for musician

Synonyms

instrumentalist, player

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Examples of musician in a Sentence

She's a very talented musician. the violinist was a famous and exquisitely talented musician

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Yes, musicians like Ally and Violet are glamorous and larger-than-life, but underneath the glitter and sequins is a beating heart. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "From Teen Spirit to A Star Is Born: What's With All the Movies About Pop Stars?," 19 Apr. 2019 These five amazing leaders have transformed their towns with innovative ideas like a celebration of local musicians in New York, a ski school in Vermont, a needle exchange in Indiana, and more. Melody Warnick, Woman's Day, "These Small-Town Heroes Are Helping Their Communities Thrive," 2 Apr. 2019 The This Is Us star tied the knot to musician Taylor Goldsmith in a private wedding ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday evening, E! Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Mandy Moore Marries Taylor Goldsmith in a Secret Wedding," 19 Nov. 2018 Other musicians in his trio are Dennis Sheridan of Bolton and Patricia MacDonald of Mansfield. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Yet at a rehearsal this week for a Saturday performance at Tate Modern in London, there were only three musicians in the room: the conductors Simon Rattle, Matthias Pintscher and Duncan Ward. Farah Nayeri, New York Times, "109 Players. 3 Conductors. It’s Even Harder Than It Sounds.," 29 June 2018 The musician, whose birth name is Curtis James Jackson III, purchased the property from former boxer Mike Tyson for $4.1 million in 2003, property records show. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "50 Cent Sells Massive Connecticut Compound for 84% Less," 1 Apr. 2019 The movie follows two musicians—country singer Jackson Maine, played by Cooper, and unknown singer-songwriter Ally, played by Lady Gaga. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Star Is Born Isn't Based on a True Story, But Real-Life People Definitely Inspired It," 22 Feb. 2019 Her relationship with Miley stems from a long-lasting friendship with the 26-year-old's father and fellow musician, Billy Ray Cyrus. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "How Is Dolly Parton Related to Miley Cyrus?," 10 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of musician

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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musician

noun

English Language Learners Definition of musician

: a person who writes, sings, or plays music

musician

noun
mu·​si·​cian | \ myu̇-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce musician (audio) \

Kids Definition of musician

: a person who writes, sings, or plays music with skill and especially as a profession

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