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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web The home's other resident is a musician—and there's space for that talent, too. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Nicole Fuller Designs an Insanely Cool Dollhouse," 11 Feb. 2020 Like them, professional and amateur musicians and producers can write, produce, and release music from anywhere and at any time, without pricey equipment like mixing boards and expensive microphones. Billy Cadden, Popular Science, "Home studio gear to help scratch your musical itch," 5 Feb. 2020 Angelo Duncan, a musician and electronic music production teacher at San Francisco’s Women’s Audio Mission, is excited about the changes. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "An update to a 37-year-old digital protocol could profoundly change the way music sounds," 30 Jan. 2020 But both Gilson and Lee are musicians of like pedigree. oregonlive, "29 February concerts to love for Portland’s best live music," 28 Jan. 2020 Street sweepers, escorted by police, brought up the rear as musicians and church leaders sang gospel songs on a stage in the MLK Academy parking lot to close out the ceremony. Ashley Mcbride,, "From Girl Scouts to Buffalo Soldiers, tens of thousands honor Martin Luther King Jr. in San Antonio," 20 Jan. 2020 The Rush drummer, who died on Tuesday after a long, quiet battle with brain cancer, was a one-of-a-kind musician and lyricist. Will Collier, National Review, "RIP Neil Peart, 1952–2020," 11 Jan. 2020 Such a loss, one of my favorite musicians of all time. Brianne Tracy,, "Jack Black, Gene Simmons & More React to the Death of Rush Drummer Neil Peart," 10 Jan. 2020 Nickerson is a musician in a local Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban band, Hermanos, with a passion for salsa dancing. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "'It is a refuge': Louisville's salsa dancing scene connects Latin Americans to their roots," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of musician

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Musician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of musician

: a person who writes, sings, or plays music


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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