mu·​si·​cian myü-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce musician (audio)
: a composer, conductor, or performer of music
especially : instrumentalist
musicianly adjective
musicianship noun

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 There were musicians performing both before and after the fireworks. Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 7 July 2024 Later that evening, the musician and football player were captured leaving the backstage area at the end of the show together. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 6 July 2024 Born in Moscow on Dec. 16, Beethoven’s birthday, he was raised by parents who are not musicians. Patrick Neas, Kansas City Star, 5 July 2024 Another friend of Tsai’s, April Lee, also spoke to the musician’s sense of spirituality. James Factora, Them, 5 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for musician 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of musician was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Musician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


mu·​si·​cian myu̇-ˈzish-ən How to pronounce musician (audio)
: a person who writes, sings, or plays music and especially as a profession
musicianship noun

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