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 musician (audio) \ adjective
musicianship \ myü-​ˈzi-​shən-​ˌship How to pronounce musician (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 Orpheus, regarded in Greek mythology as a musician without equal, loses his beloved wife Eurydice to a fatal snakebite. Heather Wishart-smith, Forbes, "Don’t Look Back: Innovation, Supply Chains And Moving Forward With Trust," 19 Apr. 2021 Spirituals weren’t part of the sonic landscape that nourished her as a young musician., "Amplifying the Black composers who brought spirituals to classical music," 15 Apr. 2021 Grush plays a bit part as a musician on the show, which centers around an island community and a mysterious priest. Brenna Ehrlich, Rolling Stone, "From ‘Doctor Sleep’ to ‘Midnight Mass’: Mike Flanagan and the Newton Brothers Discuss Collaborative Magic," 12 Apr. 2021 Gemma's legacy also lives on in Sagal's side gig as a musician. Dan Snierson,, "Katey Sagal breaks down the roles that fans most recognize her for," 8 Apr. 2021 After work dried up as a professional musician last year, Reeves decided to try a new career as a poker player. Los Angeles Times, "Vaccinated and eager for normal life, Californians are venturing out. Is it too much too soon?," 6 Apr. 2021 Not only are the marching band performances engaging and exciting as a musician myself, but the constant flux of colors and beauty throughout the entire parade can be an invigorating experience even through a television screen. oregonlive, "2021 Portland Rose Festival Court: Meet Princess Faith Isibor of Leodis V. McDaniel High School," 5 Apr. 2021 That was my first testament to recording as a producer and as a musician. Katie Bain, Billboard, "20 Questions With Steve Aoki: Daft Punk's Influence, Experimentation & Why Elon Musk is His Dream Collaborator," 23 Mar. 2021 Here’s a sampling of social media tributes to the beloved musician. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg and other celebs salute DMX: He ‘meant so much to so many’," 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of musician

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 Apr 2021

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“Musician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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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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