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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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 Multiple doctors involved reportedly argued that the musician's cause of death should have been attributed to a toxic combination of pharmaceuticals. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Inside the Enduring Mysteries of Elvis Presley's Death," 16 Mar. 2019 Besides the vocals sounding nearly identical, the evidence overwhelmingly points to the musician. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "T-Pain Is the Monster on 'The Masked Singer' and Any Other Theory Is Wrong," 27 Feb. 2019 The designers say they were inspired by Max Klinger’s famous statue of Beethoven, in which a piece of fabric carved from marble is draped across the musician’s legs. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This red brick facade looks like a rippling piece of fabric," 19 Oct. 2018 The first responders to a crisis that would soon captivate millions were the musicians in her yard, Napasorn said. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "‘Time is running out’: Inside the treacherous rescue of boys trapped in a Thai cave," 13 July 2018 This not-so-mad scientist's lair is in a house not far from the public-housing complex where the musician grew up. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Milford Graves: Full Mantis': Film Review," 11 July 2018

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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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